Patents Assigned to salesforce.com, inc.
  • Publication number: 20190124141
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for processing and sending messages with low latency are described. An application server may obtain a triggered send request (TSR) message from triggered send (TS) subscriber. The TSR message may comprise TSR information and a TSR payload. The application server may directly inject the TSR payload to an available message server for processing when the TSR information indicates that a first priority is associated with the payload, and may notify the available message server that the TSR payload is available for processing when the TSR information indicates that a second priority is associated with the payload. The application server may also write the TSR payload and/or TSR information to a TSS queue of a TSS tenant space, and may write the payload to a non-relational datastore regardless of a priority associated with the payload. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: D. Thomas WALTZ, Jerry SEILER, Michael CLARK, Steve SHELLIST, Kevin KING, Andrew REWALD, Jonathan BENNETT, Mike ALEXANDER, Tod KARPINSKI
  • Patent number: 10268828
    Abstract: An encryption platform may identify language characters in database fields and determine which of multiple encoding schemes more efficiently encodes the language characters. The encryption platform may use the selected encoding scheme to encode plaintext into a byte array and then encrypt the byte array into ciphertext. The encryption platform may assign encoding flags to the ciphertext identifying the encoding scheme used for encoding the plaintext. The encryption platform then may use the encoding flag to determine which encoding schemes to use for decoding the data back into plaintext. Using the different encoding schemes allows encrypted data to fit better into database storage structures. The encryption platform also may enable users to select different fields for different selectable objects for encoding and encrypting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventor: Patrick Calahan
  • Patent number: 10268721
    Abstract: Embodiments regard protected handling of database queries. An embodiment of a method for querying database system views and tables includes: receiving a user query from a user, the user query being directed to one or both of a view and a table of a database, wherein the user is not a database administrator; parsing the user query with a query parser to identify elements of the user query, parsing the query including determining whether the query meets certain database access criteria; automatically generating a database query based on the parsing of the user query, the generation of the database query including generating a database query that is limited by the database access criteria; accessing the one or both of the view and the table using the generated database query, wherein the access is limited to read-only access; and obtaining a result of the access of the one or both of the view and table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc
    Inventors: Arup Dutta, Prem Veeramani, Jesse Yarbro Collins
  • Patent number: 10268772
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for encouraging user engagement during a presentation to a group of users in attendance at a presentation. When presentation mode is enabled at a user system, the user system monitors its user input and output systems to determine whether any of the user input and output systems have been interacted with during the presentation mode. Each time a processing system of the user system determines that any of the user input and output systems have been interacted with during the presentation mode, it communicates a message to a server system, which computes, based on messages received from the user system, an engagement metric for a user of the user system. This engagement metric indicates a level of engagement of that user during the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Pooja Deopura
  • Patent number: 10270753
    Abstract: Techniques for refreshing an authentication token. Access is granted to a secure computing environment in response to receiving authentication information from a requesting computing device. The access is granted for a session and one or more client applications allow secure delegated access to server resources on behalf of a resource owner by utilizing an access token. The access token is refreshed without explicit user interaction utilizing the authentication information for the session while the session is valid. Access is granted to the secure computing environment in response to the refreshed access token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Olga Khylkouskaya, Aleksey Kolesnik
  • Patent number: 10268574
    Abstract: The disclosed deployment testing system includes a test loader that loads and parses test objects and the antecedent test objects on which the selected test object depends, to prepare a test sequence. A database of test objects apply to one or more SUT and specify aspects of deployed SUT configuration that include hardware configuration, active connection of the SUT to other network devices, configuration of the actively connected network devices to accept access by the SUT, presence of files and applications in storage, and services running on the SUT; identify dependencies on antecedent test objects; specify test object features that extend object features found in the antecedent test objects; and override test parameter values in the antecedent test objects. A test executor obtains administrative credentials for accessing and testing a SUT and uses the test and antecedent test objects to verify the SUT; and a test reporter publishes tester results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Ben Matthew Siggers, Michael Collins
  • Publication number: 20190114366
    Abstract: Technologies for injecting dynamic content into microblogging posts are described, where dynamic content may be updated each time a post or feed is fetched or refreshed. A user of may add a placeholder for dynamic content when composing a post. The placeholder indicates a data provider and a data parameter. When the post is published, the data provider and data parameter are stored along with the other content of the post. When the post is requested, every placeholder in the post is parsed and content is obtained for every placeholder by passing the data parameter to the data provider. The placeholder is replaced with the data returned by the data provider and the post is provided to the requesting entity including the obtained data in place of the placeholder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek GUPTA, Viraj TURAKHIA
  • Patent number: 10261890
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods and systems are provided for executing tests in a system that includes a user system and a cloud-based computing platform. The user system includes a processing system, memory and an input system that receives input parameters specified by a user of the user system. The memory can store a test class filter module executable by the processing system. Upon being executed by the processing system, the test class filter module can, based on one or more of the input parameters, group and filter test class identifiers to generate a unique test class identifier array of filtered test class identifiers that correspond to a particular subset of tests that are to be executed during testing of an application. A test execution engine can then execute the particular subset of tests corresponding to the filtered test class identifiers specified in the unique test class identifier array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Vamshidhar Rao Gandham, Adarsh Ramakrishna, Scott Glaser, Ashwin Simha Reddy Vengareddy, Jonathan Rico Morales
  • Patent number: 10262032
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to discovering a previously unknown attribute of stream processing systems according to which client offsets or client subscription queries for a streaming data store rapidly converge to a dynamic tip of a data stream that includes the most recent messages or events. In particular, it relates to grouping clients into bins to reduce a number of queries to the streaming data store by several orders of magnitude when servicing tens, hundreds, thousands or millions of clients. The bin count is further reduced by coalescing bins that have overlapping offsets. It also relates to establishing separate caches only for the current tips of data streams and serving the bins from the caches instead of the backend data store using group queries. Further, the caches are periodically updated to include the most recent messages or events appended to the dynamic tips of the data streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Yingwu Zhao
  • Patent number: 10262027
    Abstract: In a method, system, and computer-readable medium having instructions for executing a query in a database system, a query request is received with a query predicate to filter data returned in response to the query request and the query predicate has a formula, the query request is transformed to a transformed query request by preprocessing the formula in the query predicate, and the query request is optimized using the transformed query request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Collins, Jaikumar Bathija
  • Patent number: 10261893
    Abstract: The disclosed methods and systems for coordinating deployment and regression testing across data centers and system clusters in multiple service clouds include accessing test suites via a versioning platform that maintains a metadata notation of an applicable-version to which a version of a test suite applies. They include receiving a request-to-test to run a selected test suite against a selected system; making a machine-to-machine query about the selected system and receiving back a response that specifies a version-to-be-tested; automatically selecting from the versioning platform a test suite version with the applicable-version that supports the version-to-be-tested consistent with the metadata notation of the applicable-version of the selected test suite; and reporting results of running the selected test suite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Randall S. Forbes, Brian D. McGreer, Jason David Borneman
  • Publication number: 20190108432
    Abstract: The technology disclosed determines which field values in a set of unique field values for a particular field in a fielded dataset are anomalous using six similarity measures. A factor vector is generated per similarity measure and combined to form an input matrix. A convolutional neural network processes the input matrix to generate evaluation vectors. A fully-connected network evaluates the evaluation vectors to generate an anomaly scalar for a particular unique field value. Thresholding is applied to anomaly scalar to determine whether the particular unique field value is anomalous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Chang LU, Lingtao ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20190108439
    Abstract: The technology disclosed determines one or more field values in a set of field values for a particular field in a fielded dataset that are similar to an input value using six similarity measures. A factor vector is generated per similarity measure and combined to form an input matrix. A convolutional neural network processes the input matrix to generate evaluation vectors. A fully-connected network evaluates the evaluation vectors to generate suggestion scalars for similarity to a particular input value. Thresholding is applied to suggestions scalars to determine one or more suggestion candidates for the particular input value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Chang LU, Lingtao ZHANG
  • Patent number: 10257169
    Abstract: Mechanisms and methods are provided for managing OAuth access in a database network system, and extending the OAuth flow of authentication to securely store the OAuth encrypted refresh token in the storage available with current browsers or any other non-secure storage on user system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Akhilesh Gupta
  • Patent number: 10257259
    Abstract: Embodiments regard manifest schema to provide application flows. An embodiment of a method includes: loading a manifest schema on a device, the manifest schema including a parent manifest and one or more application manifests; making a call to a server to populate a user interface of the device based on the manifest schema; upon receiving a message at the mobile device, utilizing the parent manifest to automatically select an application for routing of the message, the selection of the application being based on contents of the message; and utilizing an application manifest for the selected application to automatically select a process for routing of the message, the selection of the process being based on the contents of the message using an application manifest for the selected application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Loic Juillard
  • Publication number: 20190102275
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for monitoring data activity utilizing a shared data store. These mechanisms and methods for monitoring data activity utilizing a shared data store can enable enhanced data monitoring, more efficient data storage, improved system resource utilization, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. YANCEY, Scott HANSMA
  • Patent number: 10250716
    Abstract: Improved perceived load time for browser and mobile application pages is achieved by adjusting boxcarring of action requests from coupled data consuming applications on the user device, using the priority level of regions and components in component-driven cloud applications. Priority labels differentiate among display regions rendered by the data consuming application and the priority labels further differentiate among components within respective display regions. The middleware application batches the action requests into batches based at least in part on the priority labels, into boxcars segregated by priority label according to a predetermined segregation schedule, and dispatches the boxcars of batched action requests to the server. Performance is also dynamically speeded up, by adjusting inter-boxcar intervals used to dispatch batches of action requests from the user device to a production server, based on the dynamically measured network communication latency between the user device and the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Shweta Joshi, Ashraya Raj Mathur, Ronnie Fong, Jianxun Jason Ding
  • Patent number: 10250715
    Abstract: Performance of web pages and mobile device applications with multiple components rendered on a user device is dynamically speeded up, including dynamically measuring network communication latency, adjusting inter-boxcar intervals used to dispatch batches of action requests from the user device to a production server, and dispatching boxcarred requests to the server. Adjustments to the boxcar intervals are based on the dynamically measured network communication latency and a number of connections supported between the user device and the server. The measured network communication latency is calculated as dispatch-to-completed response time minus server processing time and the server processing time is received from the server for a boxcar of completed responses. The system adjusts according to feedback received, as a browser or mobile device changes network connections or the network conditions change, and adapting over time for a particular user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Ashraya Raj Mathur, Shweta Joshi, Ronnie Fong, Jianxun Jason Ding
  • Patent number: 10248297
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, apparatus, systems, and computer readable storage media for interacting with components across different domains in a single user interface in an online social network. The user interface includes a first component and a second component, where the first component exposes content from a first database system at a first network domain and the second component exposes content from a second database system at a second network domain. A first interaction with the first component is received at a computing device, followed by a reference being provided in the second component, where the reference includes information related to the first interaction. A second interaction with the second component regarding the reference can be received at the computing device. Interactions between the components hosted on different database systems can occur through an application programming interface (API).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Beechuk, Orjan N. Kjellberg, Arvind Krishnan
  • Patent number: 10241890
    Abstract: Computer program, methods, and systems for code modification of a programming language platform and a software application in an intermediate language at different times are disclosed. The methods and system may modify a portion of the programming language platform in the intermediate language at a first time to alter a functionality of or add a new functionality to the programming language platform; and may modify the software application in the intermediate language at a second time different from the first time, where the software application may be modified based on a runtime analysis rule that uses the altered or added new functionality of the programming language platform. The modified programming language platform may be included in a first package, and the modified software application may be included in a second package, and executed on the modified programming language platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventor: Sergey Gorbaty