eBay Patent Grants

Initiating a promotional benefit by user-actionable link

Granted: January 15, 2019
Patent Number: 10181128
An advertisement, including a description of a promotion and a link, are included in a shipment of a sales item to a buyer from an online shopping site. The promotion is crafted to entice the buyer to respond to the link and trigger a further shopping opportunity based on the initial purchase. Upon responding to the link, the buyer is presented with a further promotion that includes the most recent consideration of buying incentives which are based on knowledge of selling considerations…

Method and system for exposing data used in ranking search results

Granted: January 15, 2019
Patent Number: 10181141
Methods and systems for enabling access to listing performance data, used in conjunction with a search engine to order search results, are described. Consistent with some embodiments, a listing performance data engine module processes API commands received from client computing systems. The data engine module processes the API commands to identify and communicate relevant listing performance data that is used by a listing performance algorithm to assign a listing performance score to…

Providing privileges and granting or denying a level of access to resources based on authentication by authentication sources

Granted: January 15, 2019
Patent Number: 10181143
A system and method for a service level application are described. The service level application receives authentication data from a client seeking access to establish an account in an online marketplace. The service level application identifies a source of truth corresponding to the authentication data and verifies the authentication data with the corresponding source of truth. The service level application determines an access level tier to the online marketplace for the client based…

Body measurement garment for optimal garment fit

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10172403
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. The method may include receiving the set of output data from the body measurement garment and determining a plurality of body measurements from the output data. The method…

Image evaluation

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10176406
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. The machine determines, based on the user behavior analysis, that a presentation type associated with one or more images of the plurality of images corresponds to a user behavior in relation to…

Image-based popularity prediction

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10176429
Methods and systems for selecting listing based on a click predictions score are disclosed. The server system includes one or more processors, memory, and one or more programs stored in the memory. The server system receives a search query from a client system. In response to receiving the search query, the server system identities a plurality of item listings relevant to the received search query. For each identified item listing, the server system generates a click prediction score,…

Mining textual feedback

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10176434
Methods, systems, and apparatus for mining feedback are described. A set of one or more lexical patterns associated with one or more of a suggestion and a defect report are determined and the set of one or more lexical patterns are matched against a plurality of feedback items to generate a distance learning training set. A distance learning technique is applied to the distance learning training set to generate a distance learning model and the distance learning model is used to identify…

Internet advertisement method and system for distributing commercial sample through membership-based off-line shop based on authentication key issued to target customer on-line

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10176497
An Internet advertisement method and system that issues an authentication key for enabling selected target customers to receive a commercial sample at a membership-based offline store by performing an advertisement in the form of a banner on a web page of an online market, such as an Internet shopping mall, such that an advertiser can conveniently satisfy needs of customers desiring to purchase goods after receiving the sample without delivering the sample, a targeting goods…

System and method for item list creation and communication

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10176510
A system receives item data describing one or more items added to an item list by a user. The item list may include one or more items. The system communicates the item list to a group of additional users designated by the user and the system then receives member data from one or more members of the group of additional user, wherein the member data is about the one or more items in the item list. The item list is then updated based on the received member data.

Sound recognition

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10176647
Methods, systems, and apparatus for monitoring a sound are described. An audio signal is obtained and the audio signal is analyzed to generate an audio signature. An object type is identified based on the audio signature and an action corresponding to the object type is identified.

Delivering personalized content to authenticated user devices

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10178166
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. Responsive to a user device attempting to access the contents of a scannable coded image, the user device…

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

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10178501
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. The server system selects one or more geo-fences and generates a super geo-fence that encompasses all the selected geo-fences. The server system determines a super geo-fence reduction factor. The server system reduces the size of the…

Network commerce system with lead processing

Granted: January 1, 2019
Patent Number: 10169792
A network commerce system comprises a product sale listing searchable by a consumer and comprising one or more products provided by a third-party vendor in a pay-per-lead format. A lead module is operable to obtain a consumer lead for a third-party vendor and determine whether the obtained consumer lead meets one or more quality standards, the consumer lead comprising a lead for sale of an item, the item provided by the third-party vendor.

Dynamically adjusted results for search interface

Granted: January 1, 2019
Patent Number: 10169799
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. A first plurality of search results is determined from listed items based, at least in part, on the first search query, and the first plurality of search results are each associated with a price. A range of prices associated with a first subset of the search results is determined based on a…

Structured item organizing mechanism in e-commerce

Granted: January 1, 2019
Patent Number: 10169800
In various example embodiments, a system and method for organizing structured item in an e-commerce system are presented.

System and method for supplementing an image gallery with status indicators

Granted: January 1, 2019
Patent Number: 10169801
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. Once identified, status information for the item is obtained. Subsequently, gallery rendering and display instructions are generated and transmitted to the client device. The rendering and display instructions include the status information and enables generation of status indicators from…

Efficient geo-fence data transfer and notifications using a time to reach value

Granted: January 1, 2019
Patent Number: 10171934
A system and method for using time to reach determinations to improve the usability of geo-fences is disclosed. A computer system accesses a current location of a client system and identifies one or more nearby geo-fences. The computer system then calculates the time to reach each of these geo-fences. If the calculated time to reach value for a particular geo-fence is within the notification range associated with that geo-fence, then the computer system generates a notification to…

Three dimensional proximity recommendation system

Granted: December 25, 2018
Patent Number: 10163131
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. The data representing the prioritized recommendations is used to generated a composite visual representation by embedding select prioritized recommendations into a visual representation. The composite visual representation presents a higher prioritized recommendation in a more spatially…

Systems and methods to create a geographic heatmap

Granted: December 25, 2018
Patent Number: 10163132
A plurality of location data points is collected by a system, each location data point of the plurality of location data points corresponding to a request received at a central server from a user device of a user among a group of users. A geographic heatmap is created based on the collected plurality of location data points, the geographic heatmap identifying density distributions of the plurality of location data points, the density distributions being concentrations of the location…

Audience adjusted gaming

Granted: December 18, 2018
Patent Number: 10155167
A system and method includes a first device with one or more processors coupled to a memory that executes instructions from the memory to perform the steps of receiving a request to begin a videogame; streaming video of the videogame to an audience; determine a popularity of the streaming video; and changing the videogame mechanics based on the popularity of the streaming video.