eBay Patent Grants

Obtaining item listings relating to a look of image selected in a user interface

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10235388
In an example embodiment, a selection of an image in a user interface is received. Then information about the image is received. Then a look is identified for the image, wherein the look is a category for the image based at least in part on one or more visual attributes of the image as shown in the image The identified look is then compared with one or more item listings stored in a database to identify one or more matching item listings, the one or more matching item listings containing…

User-widget-based transaction system

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10235713
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. The electronic magazine may comprise two or more data pages. A user selection of at least one of the two or more data pages may be detected and then communicated from the user device across a network for further processing.

Product tags, systems, and methods for crowdsourcing and electronic article surveillance in retail inventory management

Granted: March 12, 2019
Patent Number: 10229386
An inventory management system includes at least one hardware processor and an inventory management engine executing on the at least one hardware processor. The inventory management engine is configured to receive, from a mobile computing device of a consumer, product information associated with an article offered for sale in a retail establishment of a merchant, a product tag is attached to the article and includes a tag ID, the tag ID being a unique identifier assigned to the product…

System and method for managing shared collections

Granted: March 12, 2019
Patent Number: 10229445
Systems and methods for managing structured descriptions of entries are described. For example, a machine receives a textual description of an entry representing an item. The textual description represents the item being submitted by a user, and received from a client device associated with the user by a network-based system. The entry, after creation, corresponds to a listing of the item at the network-based system. The machine generates a structured description of the entry based on…

Tracking of user interactions

Granted: March 12, 2019
Patent Number: 10230806
System and methods for tracking of user interactions are disclosed. A server system receives a first user interaction record from a first client device. The server system receives a second user interaction record from a second client device, wherein the first user interaction record and the second user interaction record are both formatted using a multi-platform user interaction data record format. The server system stores the first user interaction record and the second user interaction…

System and method for managing network traffic routing

Granted: March 5, 2019
Patent Number: 10223469
Systems and methods for managing network traffic routing are described. The system receives network traffic from external-facing load balancers at a gateway of a distributed network application. The network traffic includes one or more data requests. The system inspects a data request of the one or more data requests to determine a context of the data request. The system routes the network traffic from the external-facing load balancers to the gateway based on a geographic location of an…

Digital model optimization responsive to orientation sensor data

Granted: March 5, 2019
Patent Number: 10223741
A system server includes a database of two-dimensional images and a processor coupled to a hardware memory with instructions that in response to execution by the processor direct performance of operations. The operations include generating a digital model from the images in the database and communicating a first portion of the digital model as an enhanced view to a user device. The first portion corresponds to a first line of sight orientation of the user device as measured by an…

User-specific event popularity map

Granted: March 5, 2019
Patent Number: 10223757
Information can be provided in a convenient manner to help a user decide what events to attend. The information can include information regarding a popularity of the events. The popularity of the events can be based upon the number of people expected to attend, the number of the user's friends expected to attend, and/or the number of people fitting user-defined criteria who are expected to attend. The events for a user-specified time period can be shown on a map along with information…

Modifying image parameters using wearable device input

Granted: March 5, 2019
Patent Number: 10225461
Systems and methods are presented for modifying image parameters of an image to be captured by an image capturing device based on input from a wearable computing device. In some embodiments, the system receives image data, determines an image parameter based on the image data, and receives data from a wearable computing device positioned proximate to a subject of the image. The system modifies the image parameter based on the data received from the wearable computing device and captures…

Augmented reality information system

Granted: February 26, 2019
Patent Number: 10216997
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. An object within the continuous stream of image data is initially identified. The continuous stream of image data is further received and comprises additional image data regarding the object. The additional image data provides more visual details and features…

Mapping products between different taxonomies

Granted: February 26, 2019
Patent Number: 10217147
Techniques for mapping item listings from a first taxonomy to a second taxonomy are described. In an example embodiment, item listings from a first database storing a first taxonomy and item listings from a second database storing a second taxonomy are obtained. Then, for each of the obtained item listings, a plurality of features is extracted, including at least one feature related to an image associated with the item listing and at least one feature related to text associated with the…

Predicting a status of a transaction

Granted: February 26, 2019
Patent Number: 10217148
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. A model is trained using the collected feature data that corresponds to the selected features, and the model is applied to feature data of a selected transaction to generate a probability of the selected transaction attaining one or more defined…

Anomaly detection for web document revision

Granted: February 26, 2019
Patent Number: 10218728
Aspects of the present disclosure include a system comprising a machine-readable storage medium storing at least one program and computer-implemented methods for detecting anomalies in revisions to a web document. Consistent with some embodiments, a method includes publishing, at a network-based content publication platform, a web document comprising a plurality of distinct elements generated using data received from a computing device of a user. The method further includes accessing an…

Enhancing search queries using user implicit data

Granted: February 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10210215
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…

Systems and methods to identify a filter set in a query comprised of keywords

Granted: February 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10210262
Systems and methods to identify a filter set in a keyword query are described. The system receives a query from a client machine. The system identifies filter sets based on the query and a based on rules. The filter sets include a first filter set that includes a first filter. The rules are utilized to associate at the least one keyword from the query to the first filter. The system further scores the filter sets based on probabilities to generate scores. The probabilities describe…

Augmented reality system, method, and apparatus for displaying an item image in a contextual environment

Granted: February 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10210659
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…

Systems and methods to communicate a selected message

Granted: February 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10212115
A system may detect multiple accesses of an engagement interface from a user. The multiple accesses may include a first group of accesses performed by a first device and a second group of accesses performed by a second device. Both the first device and the second device may correspond to the user. A message may be selected from a set of messages. Moreover, the message may correspond to the engagement interface. The system may identify the first group of accesses as having a greater…

Digital wardrobe using simulated forces on garment models

Granted: February 12, 2019
Patent Number: 10204375
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. Additionally, an access module can be configured to access a first garment model, access a body model of the user corresponding to the user identifier, and access a second garment model corresponding to the user identifier. Furthermore, a processor can be configured by a garment simulation module to position the body…

Handshake authenticated coded locked container

Granted: February 12, 2019
Patent Number: 10204465
A system and method for a handshake authenticated coded locked container are provided. In example embodiments, a digitally encoded lock mechanism that is used by a sender to lock a container before shipping is determined. An access key is received from the recipient that receives the container. An authentication process is performed that determines whether the access key triggers the unlocking of the container. Based on a determination that the access key triggers the unlocking of the…

System and method of site traffic control

Granted: February 12, 2019
Patent Number: 10205669
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. A first token and a first return time parameter for the first user are determined based on the…