Patents by Inventor Doug Chasman

Doug Chasman has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10129258
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for providing a security model for component-based web applications. Documents for a web-based application are received, with the application containing custom components and Application Programming Interface (API) components. A Document Object Model (DOM) is processed corresponding to the web-based application, with the custom and API components modeled in hierarchical form. For each custom component, a key is assigned in accordance with the rules of capability security, accessible custom components are identified for which the custom component can provide the assigned key, a virtual DOM is generated for the custom component with the component and identified accessible custom components being modeled in hierarchical form, and the custom component is prohibited access to all inaccessible custom components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Doug Chasman, Caridy Patiño, Trevor James Bliss, Sergey Gorbaty
  • Patent number: 10116660
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for providing a security model for component-based web applications. Documents for a web-based application are received, with the application containing custom components and Application Programming Interface (API) components. A Document Object Model (DOM) is processed corresponding to the web-based application, with the components modeled in hierarchical form. Each API component is assigned to a system mode setting, where the system mode setting is configured to provide the API component access to all of the components in the application. One or more secure documents are generated for each custom component, with each secure document containing a key in accordance with the rules of capability security. Each custom component is then assigned to a user mode setting, where the user mode setting is configured to provide custom components access to other components in the application for which a key can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Doug Chasman, Caridy Patiño, Trevor James Bliss, Sergey Gorbaty
  • Patent number: 10048949
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for providing a user interface in an on-demand software service environment are described. Some implementations involve receiving an indication of a component definition to instantiate. The component definition may be a portion of a component definition data structure. Such implementations may also involve instantiating the provided component, instantiating all remaining attributes of the component definition data structure to produce a component instance data structure and transmitting an intermediate representation of the indicated component to a client device. The intermediate representation may comprise a version of the component instance data structure. The intermediate representation may allow the client device to create an instance of the component in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Pletter, Andrew Waite, Doug Chasman, James K. Mooney, James Troup
  • Publication number: 20180152456
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for providing a security model for component-based web applications. Documents for a web-based application are received, with the application containing custom components and Application Programming Interface (API) components. A Document Object Model (DOM) is processed corresponding to the web-based application, with the components modeled in hierarchical form. Each API component is assigned to a system mode setting, where the system mode setting is configured to provide the API component access to all of the components in the application. One or more secure documents are generated for each custom component, with each secure document containing a key in accordance with the rules of capability security. Each custom component is then assigned to a user mode setting, where the user mode setting is configured to provide custom components access to other components in the application for which a key can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Doug Chasman, Caridy Patiño, Trevor James Bliss, Sergey Gorbaty
  • Publication number: 20180152450
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for providing a security model for component-based web applications. Documents for a web-based application are received, with the application containing custom components and Application Programming Interface (API) components. A Document Object Model (DOM) is processed corresponding to the web-based application, with the custom and API components modeled in hierarchical form. For each custom component, a key is assigned in accordance with the rules of capability security, accessible custom components are identified for which the custom component can provide the assigned key, a virtual DOM is generated for the custom component with the component and identified accessible custom components being modeled in hierarchical form, and the custom component is prohibited access to all inaccessible custom components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Doug Chasman, Caridy Patiño, Trevor James Bliss, Sergey Gorbaty
  • Publication number: 20180075250
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for providing components for building web applications within remote systems. A component database for web application components and an application database for web applications can be maintained in a multi-tenant database system. A first request can be processed to provide a web application for use at a remote site associated with a developer. Authorization of the remote site by the multi-tenant database can be determined based on a list of allowed remote sites for web applications. Data associated with the web application can then be sent to the remote site. A second request can be processed to provide a component for use at the remote site, indicating a component location of the remote site. Data associated with the first component can then be sent to the remote site. The data can be capable of causing an instance of the first component to be included at the component location of the remote site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Doug Chasman, Jeffrey Lloyd Sauls, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170053030
    Abstract: A method for providing information to a mobile handheld device from a database system is provided. The method embodiment includes receiving by a node hosting an information management service a request for data. The request is received from a network enabled mobile handheld device that has intermittent network connectivity. The information management service is configured for identifying unrequested anticipated data based on the requested data. In an embodiment, the anticipated data is identified based on a data request pattern associated with the requested data. Once identified, the requested data and the anticipated data is retrieved from a database system. The requested data and at least a portion of the anticipated data is sent to the network enabled mobile handheld device via a network. By providing anticipated data along with requested data, a mobile user has direct access to unrequested anticipated data when network connectivity is interrupted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Leo Tenenblat, Marko Koosel, Thomas Sola, Siuling Ku, Andrew Tran, Ning Song, Doug Chasman
  • Patent number: 9465885
    Abstract: A method for providing information to a mobile handheld device from a database system is provided. The method embodiment includes receiving by a node hosting an information management service a request for data. The request is received from a network enabled mobile handheld device that has intermittent network connectivity. The information management service is configured for identifying unrequested anticipated data based on the requested data. In an embodiment, the anticipated data is identified based on a data request pattern associated with the requested data. Once identified, the requested data and the anticipated data is retrieved from a database system. The requested data and at least a portion of the anticipated data is sent to the network enabled mobile handheld device via a network. By providing anticipated data along with requested data, a mobile user has direct access to unrequested anticipated data when network connectivity is interrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Leo Tenenblat, Marko Koosel, Thomas Sola, Siuling Ku, Andrew Tran, Ning Song, Doug Chasman
  • Patent number: 9436345
    Abstract: In embodiments, methods and systems for customizing a user interface to an on-demand database service. These mechanisms and methods for customizing a user interface to an on-demand database service can enable embodiments to provide a user interface designed by a tenant of the on-demand database service. The customization can include including third party content into the customized user interface, overriding a standard object, and providing content inline at a specified location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Alan Ballard, Doug Chasman, Eric Bezar, Mary Scotton
  • Patent number: 9426249
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and computer program products for storing client-side information for identifying and requesting server-side actions. In some implementations, a computing device maintains a local cache storing client-side information maintained according to a local caching policy. The local cache includes responses received from the server in relation to performance of server-side actions based on requests previously communicated to the server. The local cache further includes an identifier of each server-side action associated with a respective response. The computing device receives, via a first component, a first request to perform a first server-side action. The computing device receives, via a second component, a second request to perform a second server-side action. The computing device determines, based on the local caching policy, that the first and second requests should be communicated to the server, and causes the first and second requests to be communicated to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Doug Chasman, Ravi Jayaramappa
  • Patent number: 9098618
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, and computer-readable media for validating components of a dynamic user interface in an on-demand multi-tenant service environment are disclosed. Organizations corresponding to tenants in the on-demand multi-tenant service environment are identified. A multi-tenant database system residing on multiple servers is provided for each of the identified organizations. Dynamic user interface pages associated with the organizations are identified. First and second compilation outputs based upon respective first and second invocations of a compiler configured to compile the one or more dynamic user interface pages are produced with reference to respective first and second builds of computer program code. Differences between the first and second compilation outputs are identified and presented in a user interface on a display device of the multi-tenant service environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Doug Chasman, Billy Ma
  • Publication number: 20150199080
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for providing a user interface in an on-demand software service environment are described. Some implementations involve receiving an indication of a component definition to instantiate. The component definition may be a portion of a component definition data structure. Such implementations may also involve instantiating the provided component, instantiating all remaining attributes of the component definition data structure to produce a component instance data structure and transmitting an intermediate representation of the indicated component to a client device. The intermediate representation may comprise a version of the component instance data structure. The intermediate representation may allow the client device to create an instance of the component in memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel L. Pletter, Andrew Waite, Doug Chasman, James K. Mooney, James Troup
  • Patent number: 9021435
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for providing a user interface in an on-demand software service environment are described. Some implementations involve receiving an indication of a component definition to instantiate. The component definition may be a portion of a component definition data structure. Such implementations may also involve instantiating the provided component, instantiating all remaining attributes of the component definition data structure to produce a component instance data structure and transmitting an intermediate representation of the indicated component to a client device. The intermediate representation may comprise a version of the component instance data structure. The intermediate representation may allow the client device to create an instance of the component in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Pletter, Andrew Waite, Doug Chasman, James K. Mooney, James Troup
  • Publication number: 20150039999
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and computer program products for displaying in a web browser a presentation of a server-hosted web application with an embedded component. In some implementations, a computing device executes a web browser to generate a user interface providing a presentation of a web application hosted by an application server in communication with the computing device. The computing device displays the user interface on the display device, the user interface being generated based on an HTML (HyperText Markup Language) container, the user interface including one or more components of the web application hosted by the application server. The computing device provides an embedded component generated based on the HTML container in the user interface, the embedded component hosted by a component server in communication with the computing device, the component server being different from the application server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Doug Chasman, Ravi Jayaramappa
  • Publication number: 20150039682
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and computer program products for storing client-side information for identifying and requesting server-side actions. In some implementations, a computing device maintains a local cache storing client-side information maintained according to a local caching policy. The local cache includes responses received from the server in relation to performance of server-side actions based on requests previously communicated to the server. The local cache further includes an identifier of each server-side action associated with a respective response. The computing device receives, via a first component, a first request to perform a first server-side action. The computing device receives, via a second component, a second request to perform a second server-side action. The computing device determines, based on the local caching policy, that the first and second requests should be communicated to the server, and causes the first and second requests to be communicated to the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Doug Chasman, Ravi Jayaramappa
  • Patent number: 8914438
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for providing a user interface in an on-demand software service environment are described. Some implementations involve receiving a component request from a first client device, locating class-level definition source code for a component definition corresponding to the component request, identifying the component definition within the source code, determining a language of the component definition and selecting a parser according to the language of the component definition. Such implementations may also involve parsing the source code to create the component definition and transmitting an intermediate representation of the requested component to the client device. The intermediate representation may allow the client device to create an instance of the requested component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Pletter, Andrew Waite, Doug Chasman, James K. Mooney, James Troup
  • Publication number: 20140258342
    Abstract: The efficiency and versatility for the implementation of formulas in an on-demand database is improved. Formulas are categorized. Based at least partly on the categorization, formulas are evaluated synchronously or asynchronously. An asynchronous evaluation may be performed if a certain set of criteria is not satisfied. Asynchronous evaluations may be performed using a queue. During an asynchronous update of an object, a counter field and/or an estimate field may be used respectively for indicating the consistency of values of the object and a time when the values were consistent. The versatility of formulas is enhanced by using a formula to create a default value for a custom field when it is created and to determine whether an action is to be performed, and is enhanced by having an action define when a formula is to be updated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Eric BEZAR, Doug CHASMAN, Dean JACOBS, Simon WONG
  • Patent number: 8776083
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for providing access to an external service via an application services platform, utilizing an application program interface (API). These mechanisms and methods for providing access to an external service via an application services platform can enable embodiments to provide an effective way of allowing access to such external service without necessarily forcing access to the external service separately with respect to the application services platform. The ability of embodiments to provide such effective technique can enable the integration of an external service with an application services platform, thus allowing access to the external service in a more time effective manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Manoj Cheenath, Doug Chasman
  • Patent number: 8738590
    Abstract: The efficiency and versatility for the implementation of formulas in an on-demand database is improved. Workflow field formulas are triggered by actions in a workflow, to produce values in fields. Resulting values are protected by preventing a subsequent reevaluation of the workflow field formula from taking place when values of input fields used in the workflow field formula change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Eric Bezar, Doug Chasman, Dean Jacobs, Simon Wong
  • Patent number: 8566792
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, and computer-readable media for validating components of a dynamic user interface in an on-demand multi-tenant service environment are disclosed. Organizations corresponding to tenants in the on-demand multi-tenant service environment are identified. A multi-tenant database system residing on multiple servers is provided for each of the identified organizations. Dynamic user interface pages associated with the organizations are identified. First and second compilation outputs based upon respective first and second invocations of a compiler configured to compile the one or more dynamic user interface pages are produced with reference to respective first and second builds of computer program code. Differences between the first and second compilation outputs are identified and presented in a user interface on a display device of the multi-tenant service environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: salesforce, inc.
    Inventors: Doug Chasman, Billy Ma