We continue the theme of patent applications that address blockchain (distributed ledger) and digital rights management broadly construed. Assigned to Intel, the first Spotlight Application discloses a blockchain system with nucleobase sequencing as proof of work. Apparently assigned to the inventor, Warstler, the second application discloses techniques for provisioning electronic forms.
20170359374, "Blockchain system with nucleobase sequencing as proof of work," assigned to Intel.
A sequence mining platform (SMP) comprises a processor, at least one machine-accessible storage medium responsive to the processor, and a sequence manager in the machine-accessible storage medium. The sequence manager is configured to use processing resources to determine a sequence of nucleobases in a nucleic acid. The storage medium also comprises a blockchain manager to (a) collect transaction data for one or more transactions for a blockchain which requires a proof of work (POW) for each new block; and (b) include at least some of the transaction data in a new block for the blockchain. The storage medium also comprises a sequence mining module (SMM) to use the determined sequence of nucleobases from the sequence manager to create a POW for the new block. In one embodiment, the SMM enables an entity which controls the SMP to receive transaction rewards and sequencing rewards. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
20170351660, "Method and system of provisioning electronic forms," assigned to the inventor, Morgan Warstler.
Disclosed is a method of provisioning electronic forms based on natural language. The method includes receiving, using a communication device, a natural language input from a builder device, wherein the natural language input represents one or both of a requested data and a presented data associated with a legal process. Further, the method includes analyzing, using a processing device, the natural language input. Yet further, the method includes generating, using the processing device, an electronic form based on the analyzing of the natural language input, wherein the electronic form comprises an input field configured to receive the requested data and an output field configured to present the presented data. Moreover, the method includes storing, using a storage device, the electronic form. Furthermore, the method includes transmitting, using the communication device, the electronic form to one or more user devices.