New pending patent applications are published by the USPTO on Thursdays. Today's Spotlight Applications continue the theme of Blockchain (distributed ledger, block chain) and digital rights management broadly construed. Assigned to TDB (CA), the first application discloses techniques for a distributed electronic ledger with metadata. Assigned to Mido Play, Inc, the second application discloses techniques multiple legal game providers with digital ledger.
20180096349, Distributed electronic ledger with metadata," assigned to The Toronto-Dominion Bank (CA)
A system has a storage medium encoded with program instructions, and a processor coupled to access the program instructions. The instructions configure the processor for: receiving a first request at a POS terminal to surrender a previously purchased first asset in exchange for at least a portion of a second asset that was used to purchase the first asset, receiving the private key from the first asset; accessing a set of rules stored in a distributed electronic ledger, the set of rules specifying conditions associated with the first request; transmitting an authorization to return the at least a portion of the second asset in exchange for surrender of the first asset, in the case where the conditions are satisfied; and invalidating the first request in the case where one or more of the conditions are not satisfied.
20180096752, 'Systems for multiple legal game providers with digital ledger," assigned to Mido Play Inc.
A wireless communications system is provided that runs on a mobile device and includes a computer system run on at least one platform on which a plurality of different lottery transactions for different jurisdictions are supported and run from the at least one platform. A decentralized and distributed digital ledger is used to record transactions for the lottery transactions, where each of a lottery transaction can include a lottery element. At least one computer readable storage medium stores computer executable instructions that, when executed by the at least one network processor in the workflow server residing in the mobile communications network, implement components including: a workflow module comprising sets of workflow instructions for processing different types of lottery game packets from a plurality of different jurisdictions; and a deep packet inspection module for inspecting a received lottery game packet and providing information about the lottery game packet to the workflow module.