eBay Patent Grants

Systems and methods to utilize smart components

Granted: June 11, 2019
Patent Number: 10318930
Systems and methods to utilize smart components are described. The system receives a maintenance message from a mobile device at a network-based marketplace. The maintenance message includes part log information including a timestamp and characterization information. The characterization information is received by the mobile device from a component in a vehicle that includes a sensor that senses a first part that is assembled into the vehicle and generates the characterization…

Selecting users relevant to a geofence

Granted: June 11, 2019
Patent Number: 10318990
A system may identify attributes of a geofence surrounding a location. The attributes of the geofence may represent merchant characteristics of a brick-and-mortar store and may further represent item characteristics of merchandise items available for sale from the brick-and-mortar store. A subset of users from a plurality of users eligible to receive the geofence may be selected based at least in part on matching the attributes of the geofence to preferences associated with each user…

Methods, systems, and apparatus for group-based transactions

Granted: June 11, 2019
Patent Number: 10319009
Methods, systems, and apparatus to generate group transactions for an item are described. An item may be one or more of a product and a service. An acceptable price for an item may be obtained from a consumer. The consumer may be categorized into a group characterized by common price range. A group offer may be provided to one or more sellers and/or one or more buyers.

Systems and methods for personalized pricing

Granted: June 11, 2019
Patent Number: 10319010
Systems and methods for generating location-based retail pricing options are discussed herein. In an example, a method for generating location-based retail pricing options includes receiving, over a network from a user, a pricing request. The pricing request includes information identifying the user, a merchant, and an intended purchase. In this example, the method further includes determining a pricing option associated with the merchant and the intended purchase, and transmitting the…

Online marketplace system, method, and computer readable medium for providing flaw accentuation to an image of an item for sale

Granted: June 11, 2019
Patent Number: 10319014
Systems and methods are disclosed to provide flaw accentuation to an image in an e-commerce online marketplace. In some embodiments, a method may include receiving at an online marketplace, from a seller through the Internet, an image of an item being listed for sale at the online marketplace and text related to the item being listed for sale; determining that the item includes a flaw based on the text related to the item being listed for sale or the image of the item; creating a flaw…

Product identification using multiple services

Granted: June 11, 2019
Patent Number: 10319018
A method and a system to determine a product identification of an item for sale in an online publication system is shown and described. For example, the method may be initiated when an input identifying an item is received from a user. An input type (e.g., image, text, audio recording, etc.) may be determined and one or more identification services may be selected based on the input type. At least a portion of the input is transmit to the selected one or more identification services. A…

Method, medium, and system for detecting cross-lingual comparable listings for machine translation using image similarity

Granted: June 11, 2019
Patent Number: 10319019
In various example embodiments, a system and method for a Listing Engine that translates a first listing from a first language to a second language. The first listing includes an image(s) of a first item. The Listing Engine provides as input to an encoded neural network model a portion(s) of a translated first listing and a portions(s) of a second listing in the second language. The second listing includes an image(s) of a second item. The Listing Engine receives from the encoded neural…

System and method for providing a portable and interactive storefront

Granted: June 11, 2019
Patent Number: 10319027
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. Content is therefore generated based on the received information, in which the content may provide an interactive storefront. A link to the content is generated and then provided.

System and method of using conversational agent to collect information and trigger actions

Granted: June 11, 2019
Patent Number: 10320717
A system of using a conversational agent to collect information and trigger actions, in one example embodiment, comprises a user interface to selectively receive user credentials to obtain access to a computer-implemented marketplace, an information exchange module to establish an information exchange between the user and a conversational agent based on the user profile, where the conversational agent is a computer program designed to simulate an intelligent conversation. The system may…

Modification of three-dimensional garments using gestures

Granted: June 4, 2019
Patent Number: 10310616
Techniques for modifying a garment based on gestures are presented herein. An access module can access a first set of sensor data from a first sensor, and a second set of sensor data from a second sensor. A garment simulation module can generate a three-dimensional (3D) garment model of a garment available for sale draped on an avatar based on the first set of sensor data and the second set of sensor data. A display module can cause a presentation, on a display of a device, of the 3D…

Interactive displays based on user interest

Granted: June 4, 2019
Patent Number: 10311161
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 responsive to user interest. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include identifying an item of interest to an individual in a retail store and accessing detailed product information for the item from a product…

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

Granted: June 4, 2019
Patent Number: 10311488
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…

Systems and methods for matching a user to social data

Granted: May 28, 2019
Patent Number: 10303803
A system comprising a hardware storage device storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for matching social data to a user of a networked-based content publisher are provided. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may access social network entries published on one or more social networks. Social network entries that include a reference to content published by a particular content publisher may be identified. A social network profile corresponding to a first…

Ticket listing triggered by URL links

Granted: May 28, 2019
Patent Number: 10304110
A ticket purchase application is installed in a communication device to facilitate event ticket purchase. An operating system of the communication device recognizes a type of Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that indicates an entertaining or sporting event. The URL includes a unique code associated with a specific event. The operating system of the communication device may detect user interactions that trigger the URL. When the URL is triggered, the ticket purchase application may be…

Data mesh based environmental augmentation

Granted: May 28, 2019
Patent Number: 10304114
In various example embodiments, a system and method for data mesh-based environmental augmentation are presented. Attribute data associated with a user may be received from a plurality of attribute sources. A portion of the attribute data may include real-time data. A portion of the real-time data indicative of an identity of the user may be identified. The identity of the user may be authenticated with respect to the real-time data by analyzing the identified portion of the real-time…

Time- and geolocation-limited marketplace

Granted: May 28, 2019
Patent Number: 10304122
In some embodiments, an app provides a geolocation-limited marketplace limited to a pre-defined period of time. The geolocation-limited marketplace is accessible only by the users in a predefined geographical area. Typically, the predefined geographical area is limited to an area small enough for a user to walk from one end to the other in a short period of time. The pre-defined period of time is of some limited length of time that may occur at a pre-defined interval. In some instances,…

Personalized, real-time audio processing

Granted: May 28, 2019
Patent Number: 10304476
An apparatus and method for real-time audio processing employs a gaze detection sensor to detect a direction of a user's gaze and output a gaze signal corresponding to the detected direction of the user's gaze. A digital signal processing unit responds to a plurality of signals corresponding to a plurality of sounds received at the apparatus, and the determined direction of gaze to identify a signal of interest from the plurality of signals using the gaze signal. The signal of interest…

Synchronized media capturing for an interactive scene

Granted: May 28, 2019
Patent Number: 10306128
There are provided systems and methods for synchronized media capturing for an interactive scene. A user at a venue may watch an event unfold at the venue. The venue may include wireless beacons established throughout the venue. The wireless beacons may be configured to establish short range wireless communications with the user's device. Once a connection is established, the wireless beacons may instruct the user's device to capture media of an instance during the event. The wireless…

Bi-directional project information updates in multi-party bidding

Granted: May 21, 2019
Patent Number: 10296970
In an example embodiment, bid specifications for an ecommerce transaction are transmitted from a party requesting bids to a plurality of bidders. Then a modification to the bid specifications is received from a first bidder of the plurality of bidders along with a bid in accordance with the modified bid specifications. The modified bid specifications may then be transmitted to the plurality of bidders other than the first bidder. Bids in accordance with the modified bid specifications…

Portable electronic device with user-configurable API data endpoint

Granted: May 21, 2019
Patent Number: 10298592
Systems, devices methods and media are provided for selecting data received from or sent by a client device. In one example, a system is configured to initiate a user-configurable API data endpoint on the client device and issue a request for access to specified data residing on the client device. The specified data resides in a first user-designated storage area on the client device. In response to receiving an authorization by a user of the client device of the access request, the…