Patents by Inventor Josh Kaplan

Josh Kaplan 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: 11294658
    Abstract: Techniques and structures to provide smart packaging in a database environment. A package and a set of customizations corresponding to the package are detected. The package with the set of customizations are bundled to form an additive package such that the additive package provides for the set of customizations to remain bonded with the package throughout one or more processes including testing, deploying, and/or updating of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Bartolotta, Josh Kaplan, James Bock Wunderlich
  • Patent number: 11106451
    Abstract: The application pertains to the automated deployment of software packages to an enterprise's testing, staging and production environments. It does this by detecting events with respect to the enterprise's code base and, upon detection of a change in a package, identifies the application(s) that include that package. For each such application, a workflow is provided defining a pipeline of environments in which a bundle of packages that make up that application are to be installed for testing, staging or production. A software package in which an event has occurred is installed in those environments on a stepwise basis per that workflow and the application is (re)built there for testing, etc. A status of the bundle of packages that make up an application in each of the respective environments is shown in a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Raj Advani, Christopher Wall, Benjamin Snyder, Wade Wegner, Josh Kaplan
  • Patent number: 11036620
    Abstract: Apparatuses and techniques to utilize a scratch organization as a unit of virtualization. Potential hosts for a scratch organization are evaluated. The potential hosts include at least the first group of hardware processing devices and a second group of the plurality of hardware processing devices to provide remote client computing environments. A target host is selected from the potential hosts. The scratch organization to be hosted by the target host is generated. Data is loaded from a test source that is not the subject organization into the scratch organization. One or more test operations are performed on the scratch organization using the loaded data with the target host. The scratch organization is destroyed on the selected host after the one or more test operations have been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: James Bock Wunderlich, George Murnock, Josh Kaplan, Michael Dwayne Miller, Mark Wilding
  • Publication number: 20200366681
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for authenticating a user account with a synchronized content management system are disclosed. A synchronized online content management system may receive a request from a client device to access content in the content management system via a web browser that is running on the client device. The system may identify that a client-side application for the content management system has been installed on the client device and that the client-side application is already logged into a user account with the content management system. The system can cause the web browser to open a local host connection to the client-side application such that the web browser may be able to obtain from the client application some user account identifying information for the user account. The system can then cause the web browser to log into the user account by using the user account identifying information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Josh Kaplan, Adam Cook, Stephen Poletto, Thomas Wright, Luke Faraone
  • Patent number: 10757107
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for authenticating a user account with a synchronized content management system are disclosed. A synchronized online content management system may receive a request from a client device to access content in the content management system via a web browser that is running on the client device. The system may identify that a client-side application for the content management system has been installed on the client device and that the client-side application is already logged into a user account with the content management system. The system can cause the web browser to open a local host connection to the client-side application such that the web browser may be able to obtain from the client application some user account identifying information for the user account. The system can then cause the web browser to log into the user account by using the user account identifying information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Josh Kaplan, Adam Cook, Stephen Poletto, Thomas Wright, Luke Faraone
  • Publication number: 20200264862
    Abstract: Techniques and structures to provide smart packaging in a database environment. A package and a set of customizations corresponding to the package are detected. The package with the set of customizations are bundled to form an additive package such that the additive package provides for the set of customizations to remain bonded with the package throughout one or more processes including testing, deploying, and/or updating of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Bartolotta, Josh Kaplan, James Bock Wunderlich
  • Publication number: 20200042310
    Abstract: The application pertains to the automated deployment of software packages to an enterprise's testing, staging and production environments. It does this by detecting events with respect to the enterprise's code base and, upon detection of a change in a package, identifies the application(s) that include that package. For each such application, a workflow is provided defining a pipeline of environments in which a bundle of packages that make up that application are to be installed for testing, staging or production. A software package in which an event has occurred is installed in those environments on a stepwise basis per that workflow and the application is (re)built there for testing, etc. A status of the bundle of packages that make up an application in each of the respective environments is shown in a graphical user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Raj Advani, Christopher Wall, Benjamin Snyder, Wade Wegner, Josh Kaplan
  • Patent number: 10547601
    Abstract: A platform is provided to allow the developer to log into a subscriber's computer system by using the credential of the developer or the subscriber to view and to debug at least a portion of executable code that is used by the subscriber. The executable code used by the subscriber may be part of managed package code, at least portions of which are customized for various subscribers. Cooperative debugging may be provided between developer and subscriber with lifting of code encapsulation for the developer in the subscriber implementation. The developer and the subscriber may be granted debugging licenses each authorizing a limited number of debugging sessions, and each debugging session run by the developer may be counted against the debugging license of either the developer or the subscriber. Debugging licenses may be transferred between the developer and the subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Lipke, David Ross Baker, Nicholas Chun Yuan Chen, Jonathan Widjaja, Winston Chow, Josh Kaplan, Gregory Wester
  • Patent number: 10489139
    Abstract: Techniques and structures to provide smart packaging in a database environment. A package and a set of customizations corresponding to the package are detected. The package with the set of customizations are bundled to form an additive package such that the additive package provides for the set of customizations to remain bonded with the package throughout one or more processes including testing, deploying, and/or updating of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Bartolotta, Josh Kaplan, James Bock Wunderlich
  • Patent number: 10481898
    Abstract: The application pertains to the automated deployment of software packages to an enterprise's testing, staging and production environments. It does this by detecting events with respect to the enterprise's code base and, upon detection of a change in a package, identifies the application(s) that include that package. For each such application, a workflow is provided defining a pipeline of environments in which a bundle of packages that make up that application are to be installed for testing, staging or production. A software package in which an event has occurred is installed in those environments on a stepwise basis per that workflow and the application is (re)built there for testing, etc. A status of the bundle of packages that make up an application in each of the respective environments is shown in a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Raj Advani, Christopher Wall, Benjamin Snyder, Wade Wegner, Josh Kaplan
  • Patent number: 10484383
    Abstract: A content management system can tag a client installer with an information tag linking the client installer to a user account. The client installer can be configured to install the client-side application on the client device and pass the identification tag to the installed client-side application. The client-side application can transmit the identification tag to the content management system, which can use the identification tag to identify the linked user account and log the client-side application into the user account. The content management system can implement several verification measures such as limiting the number of times and when an identification tag can be used, as well as IP addresses that can use the identification tag. The content management system can also use data cached by the web-browser application to determine if the web-browser application was used to access the user account in the past.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Huy Nguyen, Josh Kaplan, Viraj Mody, Ritu Vincent, Andrew Bortz, David Euresti
  • Publication number: 20190324895
    Abstract: Apparatuses and techniques to utilize a scratch organization as a unit of virtualization. Potential hosts for a scratch organization are evaluated. The potential hosts include at least the first group of hardware processing devices and a second group of the plurality of hardware processing devices to provide remote client computing environments. A target host is selected from the potential hosts. The scratch organization to be hosted by the target host is generated. Data is loaded from a test source that is not the subject organization into the scratch organization. One or more test operations are performed on the scratch organization using the loaded data with the target host. The scratch organization is destroyed on the selected host after the one or more test operations have been performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: James Bock Wunderlich, George Murnock, Josh Kaplan, Michael Dwayne Miller, Mark Wilding
  • Patent number: 10387291
    Abstract: Apparatuses and techniques to utilize a scratch organization as a unit of virtualization. Potential hosts for a scratch organization are evaluated. The potential hosts include at least the first group of hardware processing devices and a second group of the plurality of hardware processing devices to provide remote client computing environments. A target host is selected from the potential hosts. The scratch organization to be hosted by the target host is generated. Data is loaded from a test source that is not the subject organization into the scratch organization. One or more test operations are performed on the scratch organization using the loaded data with the target host. The scratch organization is destroyed on the selected host after the one or more test operations have been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: James Bock Wunderlich, George Murnock, Josh Kaplan, Michael Dwayne Miller, Mark Wilding
  • Patent number: 10296440
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for debugging application code in an on-demand multi-tenant database system. One exemplary method involves an application server receiving a request associated with application code in a database from a client device via a network, verifying that debugging associated with the request does not violate a debugging utilization criterion, and after verifying that debugging associated with the request does not violate the debugging utilization criterion, accessing the application code in the database in conjunction with the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Christopher David Gamble, Jonathan Widjaja, Josh Kaplan, Kevin Carr, Michael Boilen, Nathan Edward Lipke, Nicholas Chun Yuan Chen, Steven Tamm
  • Publication number: 20190138289
    Abstract: The application pertains to the automated deployment of software packages to an enterprise's testing, staging and production environments. It does this by detecting events with respect to the enterprise's code base and, upon detection of a change in a package, identifies the application(s) that include that package. For each such application, a workflow is provided defining a pipeline of environments in which a bundle of packages that make up that application are to be installed for testing, staging or production. A software package in which an event has occurred is installed in those environments on a stepwise basis per that workflow and the application is (re)built there for testing, etc. A status of the bundle of packages that make up an application in each of the respective environments is shown in a graphical user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Raj Advani, Christopher Wall, Benjamin Snyder, Wade Wegner, Josh Kaplan
  • Patent number: 10142309
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology enable users to sign in to an account without a password. For example, when receiving a request to register a device with an account, a user can be prompted to enter their email address. In response, two tokens are generated. A first token is sent to a client application on the device and the second token is sent to the user's email. The user can then only login to their account with the device if the device has both tokens. Thus, if someone intercepts the email, they will be unable to login from another device since they don't have the first token. If the client token and email token cannot be automatically joined on the same device, a web page showing a code can be displayed on a first device, which can be entered on the second device to finish login process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Josh Kaplan, Adam Cook, Stephen Poletto, Thomas Wright, Luke Faraone
  • Publication number: 20180262508
    Abstract: A content management system can tag a client installer with an information tag linking the client installer to a user account. The client installer can be configured to install the client-side application on the client device and pass the identification tag to the installed client-side application. The client-side application can transmit the identification tag to the content management system, which can use the identification tag to identify the linked user account and log the client-side application into the user account. The content management system can implement several verification measures such as limiting the number of times and when an identification tag can be used, as well as IP addresses that can use the identification tag. The content management system can also use data cached by the web-browser application to determine if the web-browser application was used to access the user account in the past.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Huy Nguyen, Josh Kaplan, Viraj Mody, Ritu Vincent, Andrew Bortz, David Euresti
  • Publication number: 20180217830
    Abstract: Techniques and structures to provide smart packaging in a database environment. A package and a set of customizations corresponding to the package are detected. The package with the set of customizations are bundled to form an additive package such that the additive package provides for the set of customizations to remain bonded with the package throughout one or more processes including testing, deploying, and/or updating of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Jeff Bartolotta, Josh Kaplan, James Bock Wunderlich
  • Patent number: 9973504
    Abstract: A content management system can tag a client installer with an information tag linking the client installer to a user account. The client installer can be configured to install the client-side application on the client device and pass the identification tag to the installed client-side application. The client-side application can transmit the identification tag to the content management system, which can use the identification tag to identify the linked user account and log the client-side application into the user account. The content management system can implement several verification measures such as limiting the number of times and when an identification tag can be used, as well as IP addresses that can use the identification tag. The content management system can also use data cached by the web-browser application to determine if the web-browser application was used to access the user account in the past.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Huy Nguyen, Josh Kaplan, Viraj Mody, Ritu Vincent, Andrew Bortz, David Euresti
  • Publication number: 20180131766
    Abstract: Apparatuses and techniques to utilize a scratch organization as a unit of virtualization. Potential hosts for a scratch organization are evaluated. The potential hosts include at least the first group of hardware processing devices and a second group of the plurality of hardware processing devices to provide remote client computing environments. A target host is selected from the potential hosts. The scratch organization to be hosted by the target host is generated. Data is loaded from a test source that is not the subject organization into the scratch organization. One or more test operations are performed on the scratch organization using the loaded data with the target host. The scratch organization is destroyed on the selected host after the one or more test operations have been performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: James Bock Wunderlich, George Murnock, Josh Kaplan, Michael Dwayne Miller, Mark Wilding