Patents Assigned to salesforce.com, inc.
  • Patent number: 10216397
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, apparatus, and methods for generating a user profile interface based on skill information associated with a user. Skill information associated with the user may be received. The skill information may include data values that identify at least one skill associated with the user, and that further identify a skill level associated with the at least one skill. A plurality of user interface components may be generated based on the received skill information. The plurality of user interface components may be configured to display a graphical representation generated based on at least some of the skill information. An input may be received. The input may identify a configuration of the plurality of user interface components and may further identify a representation of the skill information within the plurality of user interface components. The plurality of user interface components may be rendered and displayed on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Jager McConnell
  • Patent number: 10218667
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, apparatus, systems, and computer-readable storage media for providing access to communities of users in an online social network. In some implementations, a server is configured to identify a user identity (ID), received from a computing device, as one of a plurality of first user identities (IDs) of first users belonging to a first community maintained on behalf of a first organization by a social networking system. The computing device can then be provided access to the first community. When a request to access a second community maintained on behalf of a second organization is received from the computing device, the user ID can be identified as one of a plurality of second user IDs of second users belonging to the second community. The computing device can then be provided access to the second community.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Sanjaya Lai, Aditya Kuruganti, Kedar Doshi
  • Patent number: 10218813
    Abstract: A method for the managing access to a software resource is disclosed. The method may include receiving, from a particular consumer, a request for a number of permits corresponding to units of a software resource. The numbers of permits may be compared to a total number of available permits. In response to determining that the number of permits is greater than the total number of available permits, rejecting the request in response to determining the number of permits requested is within a threshold value of permits requested by another consumer who has requested the largest number of permits in a preceding time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Olga Peschansky, Sreeram Duvur, Travis Downs
  • Patent number: 10216826
    Abstract: A system and method for mapping a standard set of database query statements to a set of query statements for a target database, including a processor to receive an identification of a target database and identify any extension set of query statements of the target database, receive a plurality of standard database query statements, and map each standard database query statement to a query statement for the target database on the basis of an extension set associated with the target database. A statement mapping database may be created to map the query statements of the target database to the standard database query statements such that the processor may receive a standard database query statement and identify a corresponding query statement that is appropriate for the target database, and receive a query statement of the target database and identify a corresponding standard database query statement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin Tsai
  • Patent number: 10216821
    Abstract: Methods and systems for bulk uploading of data in an on-demand service environment are described. In one embodiment, such a method includes retrieving a bulk transaction request from a transaction queue within a host organization, where the bulk transaction request specifies a plurality of database transactions to be processed against a multi-tenant database system of the host organization. Such a method further includes determining a current computational load of the multi-tenant database system, processing a subset of the plurality of database transactions specified by the bulk transaction request against the multi-tenant database system when the current computational load is below a threshold, and updating a bulk transaction results log based on the subset of the plurality of database transactions processed. Remaining database transactions specified by the bulk transaction request may then be re-queued for later processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Manoj Cheenath, Simon Z. Fell, Jesper Joergensen
  • Publication number: 20190057101
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for deleting archive records from a distributed archive database system (DADS). A deletion job scheduler (DJS) can run deletion jobs on a regular basis. For example, the DJS can run a deletion job for archive records of a tenant that have a particular object type. The DJS can dynamically determine a deletion window that includes archive records within the DADS that are potentially eligible for deletion, and calculate an oldest allowable archive timestamp value based on a tenant-defined archive retention period for that tenant for that object type. The DJS can then query the DADS using index keys to retrieve archive records that are within the deletion window and belong to the tenant such that they are ordered from oldest to newest based on their respective created dates. The DJS can then identify which of those archive records have expired, and mark them for deletion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: BRIAN D. ESSERLIEU, SAMARPAN JAIN, JAN ASITA FERNANDO, JAMES FERGUSON, CODY MARCEL
  • Patent number: 10210342
    Abstract: A method and system are provided that may centralize the management of applications that access the data of social networks via API calls. A central service may generate tokens at a generation rate that permit an application to access an API. The tokens may be distributed to queues associated with certain content types. The relative distribution of tokens to each queue may be determined by rules. A queue may release tokens to applications that function to access the content type associated with the queue. The token generation rate and rules may be selected to prevent violation of the rate limits for the API.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Gordon Luff, Kang Li, Stuart Douglas McClune
  • Patent number: 10209973
    Abstract: Private AppExchanges within an on-demand services environment in which multiple tenants have corresponding tenant identifiers (IDs) and the on-demand services environment is provided by an entity separate from the client entities. Access to a listing of apps is provided to a remote device based on a tenant ID associated with the user. The listing of apps for each tenant ID is controlled by an administrative entity associated with each respective tenant ID and. A download request is received from the remote device for a selected app from the listing. The remote device is allowed access only to the listing of apps having a tenant ID corresponding to the tenant ID for the remote device. Download access is granted to the remote device for a selected app in response to the download request. The code for the selected app is transmitted from a storage device to the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Ellis, Pratima Nambiar, Heather Conklin, Jochem Ferdinand Geerdink, Benjamin James, Wilhelmina Baldwin, Kunal Vyas, Michael Patrick McGinty, Todd Edward Reasinger, Noah Bruce Guyot
  • Patent number: 10212057
    Abstract: The disclosed technology offers methods of updating a data cube of samples and a display on a client device with a processor. The method provides GUI clients to computer devices; receives initial reports of sample values organized by sampled computing device and sampled aspect of operations, and identified by group membership and super-group membership; receives, from the devices, samples that update reports of sampled aspects of operations; and pushes updated reports to the GUI clients. The GUI clients calculate and update group and super-group aggregate operational status; and display a hierarchical representation of the aggregate operational status of the super-groups and groups and of the operational status of the computing devices, based on the sample values, in real or near real time, as received samples reach the clients. The operator viewing the display of the hierarchical representation is notified of operational aspects that require close monitoring or immediate remedial attention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com inc.
    Inventors: Ian Michael Goldstein, Charles Alexander Mott Meynet, Jonathan Robert Graff, Vijay Swamidass
  • Patent number: 10210466
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, apparatus, systems, and computer readable storage media for providing access to a private resource in an enterprise social networking system. One or more servers may receive a request for access to a private resource to be granted to a user from a publisher. The publisher may be configured to publish a message as a feed item to one or more feeds, where the message includes a user identification identifying the user. The user does not have access to the private resource. The feed item may be provided to display in the one or more feeds. Access may be granted to the user via the one or more feeds. In some implementations, access may be granted in response to a user input from the feed item associated with a moderator or owner, the moderator or owner having a privilege to control user access to the private resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Yanik Grignon
  • Patent number: 10212209
    Abstract: Techniques for metadata-driven dynamic content serving. Metadata content is stored as a source instance. The metadata content is utilized to provide dynamically-constructed pages. The metadata content is published to runtime pods communicatively coupled to receive the metadata content. The source instance includes a metadata definition repository and is a primary source of dynamic data for serving pages in the runtime pods. The runtime pods are groups of multiple servers that act as a single entity to dynamically generate metadata-driven content in response to requests received from client devices. A request for content is received with a selected one of the runtime pods for a specific site. The specific site is mapped to a user identified by a user identifier. The user identifier is utilized to retrieve site metadata from a site metadata server. Content is provided in response to the request with the selected runtime pod utilizing the metadata content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Philip N. Calvin, Brian Zotter, Eric Dorgelo
  • Patent number: 10212189
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting phishing attacks and identifying attackers are described. In embodiments, a server system may modify a template image based on user information and provide the modified image to a user system with a login page. The server system may obtain authentication credentials with an image rendered by the user system. The server system may authenticate the user system based on the authentication credentials and information included in the rendered image. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventor: Paul Anthony Mason
  • Patent number: 10212588
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to automating permission requests, e.g., in the context of multi-factor authentication. In some embodiments, based on a change in one or more automation criteria (e.g., based on a mobile device entering a particular geographic region) a mobile device is configured to preemptively indicate to an authorization system to automatically authorize a subsequent attempt to perform an action, without transmitting the permission request to the mobile device. The mobile device may later revoke the preemptive permission request, e.g., based on another change in automation criteria. Disclosed techniques may increase authorization security while reducing user interaction for multi-factor authentication, in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Evan Tyler Grim, Josh Alexander
  • Patent number: 10210276
    Abstract: An on-demand database system that manages graphical representation in web pages may associate a first graphical representation in a first web page with a first event in a library of events. Each of the events in the library of events may be associated with a function. A second graphical representation in the first web page may also be associated with the first event. Based on detecting a triggering of the first event, the database system may cause a function associated with the first event to execute. The first graphical representation and the second graphical representation may be based on execution of the function associated with the first event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Bhagyashree Shekhawat
  • Patent number: 10210218
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for processing a file to generate a recommendation using a database system. A database can be maintained. The database can store data objects identifying historical keywords for a user and weights associated with the historical keywords. Information identifying a file can be received. The file can be processed to extract file keywords. A query attribute can be generated based on the historical keywords, the file keywords, and the weights. It can be determined that the query attribute conforms to a designated characteristic associated with the user. Data indicating a recommendation of the file can be generated in response to determining that the query attribute conforms to the designated characteristic. The data indicating the recommendation can be provided as at least a portion of a feed item of a feed of a social networking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Jed Crosby
  • Publication number: 20190050433
    Abstract: A system may include multiple personal data sources and a machine-implemented data extractor and correlator configured to retrieve personal data from at least one of the personal data sources. The data extractor and correlator may extract information from unstructured data within the retrieved personal data and correlate the extracted information with previously stored structured data to generate additional structured data. The system may also include a storage device configured to store the previously stored structured data and the additional structured data. A natural language query module may be configured to receive a natural language query from a user and provide a response to the natural language query based at least in part on one or both of the previously stored structured data and the additional structured data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Thierry Donneau-Golencer, Rajan Singh, Madhu Yarlagadda, Corey Hulen, Kenneth C. Nitz, William Scott Mark
  • Publication number: 20190050432
    Abstract: A system may include multiple personal data sources and a machine-implemented data extractor and correlator configured to retrieve personal data from at least one of the personal data sources. The data extractor and correlator may extract information from unstructured data within the retrieved personal data and correlate the extracted information with previously stored structured data to generate additional structured data. The system may also include a storage device configured to store the previously stored structured data and the additional structured data. A natural language query module may be configured to receive a natural language query from a user and provide a response to the natural language query based at least in part on one or both of the previously stored structured data and the additional structured data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Thierry DONNEAU-GOLENCER, Rajan Singh, Madhu Yarlagadda, Corey Hulen, Kenneth C. Nitz, William Scott Mark
  • Patent number: 10203889
    Abstract: The technology disclosed includes access to content and encryption key rotation in a multi-generational file system that has a first tier file, and automatically initializes a second tier file accessible using a same path and file name as the first tier file. The disclosed technology includes copying forward blocks of data from the first tier file to the second tier file, and prior to completion of the copying forward, responding to an access request by accessing the second tier file by providing data available from the second tier file that has been copied forward and by following links associated with the holes to access blocks in the first tier file to provide data from the first tier file. The first tier files are encrypted using a first encryption key; and applying a second encryption key to encrypt data in the second tier files during the copying forward and write access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Mark Manasse
  • Patent number: 10205634
    Abstract: An adaptive multi-phase approach to estimating network parameters is presented. By gathering and aggregating raw network traffic data and comparing against default network parameters, a training data set may be generated. A black box optimization may be used in tandem with a supervised learning algorithm to bias towards better choices and eventually pick network parameters which optimize performance. Data delivery strategies are applied to deliver content using the optimized network policies based on the estimated parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Shauli Gal, Satish Raghunath, Kartikeya Chandrayana, Tejaswini Ganapathi
  • Patent number: D841668
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: John Earle