eBay Patent Grants

Auction price guidance

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11514510
In various example embodiments, a system and method for providing price guidance for sellers and buyers are presented. The system receives a present item listing and accesses a set of historical item listings. The system generates a price guidance model for the present item listing and generates a set of prices for the present item based on the price guidance model. The system then causes presentation of the set of process on a client device.

Displaying a virtual environment of a session

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11514508
In various example embodiments, a system and method for facilitating display of virtual content are presented. A session that displays two-dimensional (2D) content of one or more items available for sale is presented on a first device of a user. A second device of the user is detected, the second device being able to display three-dimensional (3D) content of the one or more items available for sale. 3D content of the one or more items available for sale is retrieved. Display of the 3D…

Listing conversion estimation and optimization

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11514506
Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for listing conversion estimation and optimization. A listing conversion estimation and optimization system receives a set of listing data for generating a listing of an item for sale on an online marketplace and determines, based on the set of listing data, a likelihood value indicating the likelihood that the listing will result in a sale within a given time period. The listing conversion estimation and…

Web browser extension for linking images to webpages

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11514231
A web browser extension identifies graphic objects from images or video being presented by a web browser. Webpages related to the graphic objects are identified. Web links that facilitate navigation to the webpages are embedded over an area of the image corresponding to the identified graphic image. Where the graphic objects are identified within video, the web links are progressively embedded within graphic object boundaries of the graphic object as the graphic objects move locations…

Weighted source data secured on blockchains

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11514191
Technologies are shown for secure management of evaluation data that involves receiving an evaluation value signal from a source, the evaluation value signal relating to an evaluation entity having an evaluation score secured on an evaluation data blockchain and verifying whether the source is identified in trusted source data. If the source is trusted, then the technology involves obtaining a weight associated with the source, obtaining the evaluation score for the evaluation entity…

Action based on repetitions of audio signals

Granted: November 22, 2022
Patent Number: 11508193
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.

Generating personalized banner images using machine learning

Granted: November 22, 2022
Patent Number: 11507984
A machine is configured to generate in real time personalized online banner images for users based on data pertaining to user behavior in relation to an image of a product. For example, the machine receives a user selection indicating one or more data features associated with the user. The one or more data features include a data feature pertaining to user behavior in relation to an image of a product. The machine generates, using a machine learning algorithm, a data representation of…

Dynamically generating a reduced item price

Granted: November 22, 2022
Patent Number: 11507970
A system may receive information representing a first item and an item price of the first item from a first user device operated by a buyer. The first item may be available for sale by a merchant of a brick-and-mortar store. A plurality of sellers may be identified, the plurality of sellers may list a second item as being available for sale at the calculated reduced item price in an item listing for the second item. Moreover, the second item may be similar to the first item. A reduced…

Counterfeit item detection system

Granted: November 22, 2022
Patent Number: 11507962
A counterfeit item detection system detects counterfeit items during an item listing processes provided by an online marketplace. The system enhances the ability of the online marketplace to identify and reject potential counterfeit items. The system collects item data in various formats. The item data is analyzed using speech-to-text software and natural language processing to determine data elements representing items, item features, and language context. Questions are generated using…

System and method for cloud deployment optimization

Granted: November 15, 2022
Patent Number: 11503118
Systems and methods of cloud deployment optimization are disclosed. In some example embodiments, a method comprises running original instances of an application concurrently on original servers to implement an online service, receiving, by the original instances of the application original requests for one or more functions of the online service, receiving a command to deploy a number of additional instances of the application, transmitting synthetic requests for the function(s) of the…

Interactive real-time visualization system for large-scale streaming data

Granted: November 15, 2022
Patent Number: 11503097
Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a method for rendering interactive visualizations of high volume streaming data. Streaming data that describes a plurality of events is loaded in memory. The streaming data includes geospatial data that specifies a source location and a destination location for each event. Visual metaphors representing the events are rendered using a visualization…

Third-party application risk assessment in an authorization service

Granted: November 15, 2022
Patent Number: 11503062
Technologies are shown for application risk assessment in an authentication service where an authorization request is received from a third party application calling an Application Programming Interface (API). Risk assessment policies that pertain to behavioral characteristics, such as API usage patterns or past delegation of permissions, are applied to the authorization request to obtain a risk assessment score. If the risk assessment score does not exceed a risk threshold, then an…

Methods, systems and apparatus for power monitoring

Granted: November 15, 2022
Patent Number: 11500000
Methods, systems, and apparatus for receiving one or more power usage measurements for a set of elements, determining a user behavior based at least on an analysis of the one or more power usage measurements of at least one of the set of elements, and based on a determined user behavior, causing the at least one of the set of elements to perform an action that affects a power function of the at least one of the set of elements.

Devices for use in tracking user locations during group travel

Granted: November 8, 2022
Patent Number: 11496861
There are provided systems and methods for wireless beacon devices for use in tracking user locations during group travel. A user may take a trip on a vehicle, such as a bus, train, cruise ship, or other large travel vehicle. The users may disembark the vehicle in order to visit a location but plan to travel further on the vehicle. Thus, when the vehicle is attempting to leave the location where the users have left the vehicle, the vehicle may be required to again account for each…

Publication modification using body coordinates

Granted: November 8, 2022
Patent Number: 11494949
In various example embodiments, a system and method for modifying publications of a network-based publication system are presented. The system receives a set of body coordinates from a client device and associates the set of body coordinates with a user account. The system identifies a set of clothing images within a set of publications retrieved as a result of a query. The system generates a set of modified clothing images from one or more images of the set of clothing images and causes…

Source image providing multiple item views

Granted: November 8, 2022
Patent Number: 11494876
According to example embodiments, an Image View Aggregator identifies a frontal view of an item within an image. The Image View Aggregator identifies at least one reflection view of the item within the image. Each reflection view of the item having been captured off a corresponding reflective physical surface. The Image View Aggregator extracts the frontal view of the item and each reflection view of the item from the image. The Image View Aggregator generates a representation of the…

Digital avatars in online marketplaces

Granted: November 8, 2022
Patent Number: 11494833
A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for providing digital avatars. A first request message is received for requesting a digital representation of a first target user combined with a target product for an online marketplace application on a first client device. The first request message is associated with a first user identifier indicative and a product identifier. Based on the first user identifier, a…

Searchable texture index

Granted: November 8, 2022
Patent Number: 11494823
Electronic content that has a tactile dimension when presented on a tactile-enabled computing device may be referred to as tactile-enabled content. A tactile-enabled device is a device that is capable of presenting tactile-enabled content in a manner that permits a user to experience tactile quality of electronic content. In one example embodiment, a system is provided for generating content that has a tactile dimension when presented on a tactile-enabled device.

Digital image suitability determination to generate AR/VR digital content

Granted: November 1, 2022
Patent Number: 11487712
Techniques image suitability determination to generate augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) digital content are described. A two-dimensional digital image is received. Using machine-learning, a determination as to whether an object captured by the two-dimensional digital image is suitable for generating AR/VR digital content for display in an AR/VR environment is made. If the object is suitable, an indication is provided and an option to view the object in an AR/VR environment is…

Systems and methods for multi-signal fault analysis

Granted: November 1, 2022
Patent Number: 11488426
Systems and methods for multi-signal fault analysis are described. The system receives signal message information, over a network, from a collection device comprised of a plurality of mobile devices including a first mobile device and a second mobile device that are associated with a first user. The first signal message information includes a first maintenance message including characterization information that was received by the first mobile device from a component that includes a…