Patents by Inventor Steve Slater

Steve Slater 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).

  • Publication number: 20190269956
    Abstract: A weighted bag having an outer shell and a handle assembly. The outer shell has a plurality of panels and at least one of one of a pair of slots and a first end loop assembly and a second end loop assembly spaced apart from the first end loop assembly coupled to the plurality of panels. The handle assembly has a handle grasping member and a strapping assembly, the strapping assembly extending from the handle grasping member and interfacing with at least one of the pair of slots and the first and second end loop assemblies so as to couple the handle assembly to the outer shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: William Henniger, Laurie Ann Coughlan, Ahmik Jones, Steve Slater
  • Patent number: 9619652
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for determining a risk score for an entity. These mechanisms and methods for determining a risk score for an entity can enable more effective monitoring of a system, can create more relevant data associated with the entity, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Steve Slater
  • Publication number: 20150026119
    Abstract: A method of prioritizing feed items based on rules is provided. User input establishes one or more rules to prioritize a feed item, wherein at least one of the one or more rules incorporates the input data. Such user input may include user-created data or feed metrics. The one or more rules may be weighted. Additional user input configures one or more message cues. A plurality of feed items are prioritized based on the one or more rules. The plurality of feed items are associated with a plurality of feeds, wherein each feed is associated with an object stored in a database system. The plurality of feed items are then displayed in combination with the one or more message cues to a plurality of users of the database system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald F. Fischer, Steve Slater
  • Patent number: 8818985
    Abstract: A method of prioritizing feed items based on rules is provided. User input establishes one or more rules to prioritize a feed item, wherein at least one of the one or more rules incorporates the input data. Such user input may include user-created data or feed metrics. The one or more rules may be weighted. Additional user input configures one or more message cues. A plurality of feed items are prioritized based on the one or more rules. The plurality of feed items are associated with a plurality of feeds, wherein each feed is associated with an object stored in a database system. The plurality of feed items are then displayed in combination with the one or more message cues to a plurality of users of the database system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Ronald F. Fischer, Steve Slater
  • Patent number: 8566956
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method of monitoring data access activity of a user of a system is presented here. The method maintains a respective score for each of a plurality of monitored data access events, resulting in a set of scores for the user. The method continues by monitoring behavior of the user to detect occurrences of the monitored data access events, and updating the set of scores in response to detected occurrences of the monitored data access events. The method initiates an appropriate course of action when the updated set of scores is indicative of unauthorized, suspicious, or illegitimate data access activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Steve Slater
  • Publication number: 20110321175
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method of monitoring data access activity of a user of a system is presented here. The method maintains a respective score for each of a plurality of monitored data access events, resulting in a set of scores for the user. The method continues by monitoring behavior of the user to detect occurrences of the monitored data access events, and updating the set of scores in response to detected occurrences of the monitored data access events. The method initiates an appropriate course of action when the updated set of scores is indicative of unauthorized, suspicious, or illegitimate data access activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventor: Steve Slater
  • Publication number: 20110314029
    Abstract: A method of prioritizing feed items based on rules is provided. User input establishes one or more rules to prioritize a feed item, wherein at least one of the one or more rules incorporates the input data. Such user input may include user-created data or feed metrics. The one or more rules may be weighted. Additional user input configures one or more message cues. A plurality of feed items are prioritized based on the one or more rules. The plurality of feed items are associated with a plurality of feeds, wherein each feed is associated with an object stored in a database system. The plurality of feed items are then displayed in combination with the one or more message cues to a plurality of users of the database system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: Salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Ronald F. Fischer, Steve Slater
  • Publication number: 20110307695
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, apparatus, and methods for securing information shared between users of a database system. A message in a feed on a multi-tenant database can be securely shared when a user marks the message as private. Users of the database can selectively decide on which recipient and/or group of recipients have access rights to view the message. The messages are secured through cryptography, such as by a key shared between two or more users. The user can additionally have a private key that is used to decrypt the secure (e.g., encrypted) messages. This private key can be further protected by the user's password used to log into the database system. The secure message can appear in either encrypted form or be absent from the feed to which the secure message is posted. Secure messages can be transparently encrypted and decrypted by the system. In some embodiments, sharing rules can be pre-defined by the user to determine how messages are secured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Slater
  • Publication number: 20110247069
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for determining a risk score for an entity. These mechanisms and methods for determining a risk score for an entity can enable more effective monitoring of a system, can create more relevant data associated with the entity, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventor: Steve Slater
  • Publication number: 20110246504
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for performing one or more actions based on a comparison of data associated with a client to one or more criteria. These mechanisms and methods for performing one or more actions based on a comparison of data associated with a client to one or more criteria can enable improved data collection and analysis, enhanced client knowledge of a system, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Slater, Brendan O'Connor
  • Patent number: 7329069
    Abstract: A bag made from a length of material (10) divided into a series of three or more substantially equal sized sections (12, 14, 16, 18, 20). Every other section is filled with sand (14, 18), or other particulate material and there is an unfilled section (12, 20) at each end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Inventors: Steve A. Slater, Peter D. Ehrlich
  • Publication number: 20060210360
    Abstract: A bag made from a length of material (10) divided into a series of three or more substantially equal sized sections (12, 14, 16, 18, 20). Every other section is filled with sand (14, 18), or other particulate material and there is an unfilled section (12, 20) at each end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Inventors: Steve Slater, Peter Ehrlich
  • Publication number: 20020106245
    Abstract: A length of material, such as woven polyethylene, woven polypropylene, burlap, or other woven material, divided into a series of two or more substantially equal sized sections. Every other section is filled with sand, or other material. When the length of material is put in place, each row alternating a filled section and an unfilled section, a very secure, interlocking, substantially water-tight structure is formed which is much more effective in preventing the flow of water, mud or silt. Because each section is substantially square, the sections can be stacked in a parallel or transverse direction, to effect a wider and stronger structure which is substantially impervious to the flow of water, mud or silt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventors: Peter D. Ehrlich, Steve A. Slater
  • Patent number: 6428240
    Abstract: A length of material, such as woven polyethylene, woven polypropylene, burlap, or other woven material, divided into a series of two or more substantially equal sized sections. Every other section is filled with sand, or other material. When the length of material is put in place, each row alternating a filled section and an unfilled section, a very secure, interlocking, substantially water-tight structure is formed which is much more effective in preventing the flow of water, mud or silt. Because each section is substantially square, the sections can be stacked in a parallel or transverse direction, to effect a wider and stronger structure which is substantially impervious to the flow of water, mud or silt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Inventors: Peter D. Ehrlich, Steve A. Slater