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PL/SQL language parsing at a virtual machine

Granted: July 16, 2019
Patent Number: 10353723
In some database systems, a user device may query for data records using a procedural language extension to structured query language (PL/SQL) call. However, some databases may not be configured to process PL/SQL code. In these cases, a virtual machine may intercept the PL/SQL call, and may transform the call to a format usable by the database. For example, the virtual machine may deconstruct the PL/SQL call to determine the procedural and query functions that comprise the PL/SQL call.…

Identifying entities in semi-structured content

Granted: July 16, 2019
Patent Number: 10353905
Identifying entities in semi-structured content is described. A system assigns a corresponding entity type based on a corresponding entity type score for each token in a sequence of tokens in semi-structured content, based on multiple entity types, wherein each token is a corresponding character set. The system assigns a corresponding boundary type based on a corresponding boundary type score for each token in the sequence of tokens, based on a begin boundary type or a continue boundary…

Navigation of a data extraction graph of data and metadata from a data repository

Granted: July 16, 2019
Patent Number: 10353912
Navigation of a data extraction graph is described. The data extraction graph may be a graph representation of data and metadata in an object-oriented database. In one example, a data extraction definition of metadata from a database system is presented in a graph format. The graph format is transformed into a linear object tree, and/or an object list. Navigation commands are received from a user to navigate the transformed graph format. Selections of objects are received from the user…

Contact recommendations based on purchase history

Granted: July 16, 2019
Patent Number: 10354264
Contact recommendations based on purchase history are described. A system creates a directed graph of nodes in which at least some of the nodes are connected by directed arcs, wherein a directed arc from a first node to a second node represents a conditional probability that previous users who purchased a first contact also purchased a second contact. The system identifies a set of contacts purchased by a current user. The system estimates a prospective purchase probability based on a…

User authentication based on multiple asymmetric cryptography key pairs

Granted: July 16, 2019
Patent Number: 10356088
An ID service provisioned on a server interacts with a corresponding ID app installed on a user device such as a smart phone for secure user authentication (login). A user acquires two asymmetric encryption keys pairs. One of the private keys is secured on SIM on the user device, and the other one stored in the ID app on the user device. At login attempt, the ID service generates two random challenge messages, and encrypts each of them with one of the public keys. Decryption of one…

Enhanced graphical display controls for user interface

Granted: July 9, 2019
Patent Number: 10345995
A user of an application can affect the control structure of an application by changing a level of detail setting. When a level of detail is altered relative to a graphical region, additional information and functionality may become available, while previously displayed information and/or functionality for a different graphical region may become hidden or otherwise unavailable. A user may repeatedly enhance a level of detail at which a particular application region is shown by repeatedly…

Rate limiting in a moderation framework of a database system

Granted: July 9, 2019
Patent Number: 10346370
Some external users in a public on-line community may post excessive numbers of items, causing annoyance to others and unnecessary loading on database resources. A robust moderation framework enables an individual community moderator or admin to specify a set of rules and actions to mitigate this problem. Scalable, performant rate limiting rules employ windowed counters, separately for each rule, with the counters maintained in cache memory resources outside the main database.

Multiversion concurrency control of database records with uncommitted transactions

Granted: July 9, 2019
Patent Number: 10346386
Systems and methods provide multi-version concurrency control of database records with uncommitted transactions. The system and methods may include receiving a query regarding a transaction counter number. When a transaction header identifying data is updated with the assigned transaction counter number, the updated transaction header may be used in identifying data as an instance of multiversion concurrency control information by the received query. A key lookup may be performed, and…

Identifying conversations in unstructured media

Granted: July 9, 2019
Patent Number: 10346451
A conversation tool may display messages posted on a social media website. The conversation tool may receive selections of posts from the user interface to send associated reply messages and assign metadata for the selected posts to the associated reply messages. The conversation tool then may receive a request to display a conversation for a particular user. The conversation tool identifies the reply messages with assigned metadata associated with the user and identifies the posts…

Training a neural network using augmented training datasets

Granted: July 9, 2019
Patent Number: 10346721
A computer system generates augmented training datasets to train neural network models. The computer system receives an initial training dataset comprising images for training a neural network model, and generates an augmented training dataset by modifying images from the first training dataset. The computer system identifies a representation of a target object against a background from the initial training dataset and extracts a portion of the image displaying the target object. The…

Dynamic query response with metadata

Granted: July 9, 2019
Patent Number: 10346763
Metadata and for posts originating from different social media sources and the posts themselves may be collected. A query specifying search criteria for the posts and filter criteria related to the metadata may be submitted to the system disclosed herein. The system may allow a client or tenant of the system to filter and search the metadata stored therein. The system may provide the posts in response to the query and permit a client or tenant to rapidly switch between social media…

System and method for aggregating web clipping data

Granted: July 9, 2019
Patent Number: 10346882
In an example, a processing system of a database system may be configured to, responsive to receiving a request originating from a member of a web clipping service, insert first data associated with a clip selection of the request into a personalized online space corresponding to the member and retain second data that is different than the first data into an aggregated pool of data associated with a plurality of members of the web clipping service. The processing device may be configured…

System and method to use a mobile number in conjunction with a non-telephony internet connected device

Granted: July 9, 2019
Patent Number: 10348671
A system and method and enables using a mobile number in conjunction with a non-telephony internet connected device. The system also facilitates SMS communication with Internet of Things devices and SMS communication in conjunction with over-the-top (OTT) services.

Processing log files using a database system

Granted: July 2, 2019
Patent Number: 10339126
Disclosed are some examples of database systems, methods, and computer program products for processing log files. In some implementations, a server of a database system accesses a log file having a release version. The log file includes data entries identifying system events corresponding to user activity. The server generates or updates, based on the release version of the log file, a metadata file indicating approved entry types and approved data. The server also generates or updates,…

Action links

Granted: July 2, 2019
Patent Number: 10341279
The technology disclosed includes a method for initiating a web service through an action item within a post in a social media network. A request is received from a user for a post to a social network. The request includes a definition for an action-link-group, which comprises one or more action links. The post is created to include the action-link-group and is then uploaded to the network. Upon receiving a selection of an action link within the action-link-group, an action item…

Providing an improved web user interface framework for building web applications

Granted: June 25, 2019
Patent Number: 10331432
Disclosed are methods, systems, and computer program products for updating a web application displayed on a client machine. In some implementations, a server maintains a database of application identifiers identifying instances of one or more web applications. The server receives, from a first client machine, a communication identifying a first web application and a first application identifier, the instance of the first web application being associated with one or more components. The…

Methods and systems for providing a visual feedback representation of performance metrics

Granted: June 25, 2019
Patent Number: 10332289
A method for presenting a visual implementation of data by a computing device comprising at least one processor and a system memory element is provided. The method executes a software application, by the at least one processor of the computing device; detects an operation performed by the software application during execution; monitors performance of the software application, by: identifying successful execution of the operation; and identifying timing data indicating a length of time…

System and method for dynamic caching

Granted: June 25, 2019
Patent Number: 10332569
In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method executable by a server system to store data in a data cache and refresh the data based on a dynamic schedule is provided. The method includes: receiving, by a processor, data from a first resource; storing, by the processor, the data in a data cache; determining, by the processor, a type of the data, and an access frequency of the data; determining, by the processor, a dynamic schedule based on the type of the data, and the access…

Secure identity federation for non-federated systems

Granted: June 25, 2019
Patent Number: 10333941
Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for providing user credentials over a network to a remote computer application. User credentials for the remote computer application are stored in a central repository that is accessible through the network. A request is sent to a service to perform, on behalf of a user, a particular task involving the remote computer application. It is determined whether the service has been granted permission…

Partition balancing in an on-demand services environment

Granted: June 25, 2019
Patent Number: 10334033
Techniques for partition balancing. Organization identifiers (orgIDs) are acquired for one or more organizations within a multi-organization on-demand services environment having multiple nodes, each of which have one or more partitions. A mapping of the orgIDs to the partitions within the multi-organization on-demand services environment is determined. Resource consumption for the organizations is determined. Resource consumption for the partitions based on the resource consumption of…