New pending patent applications are published by the USPTO on Thursdays. This week's Spotlight Applications continue the theme of blockchain (smart contracts, distributed ledger) and digital rights management broadly construed. Assigned to MonetaGo, the first application discloses techniques for defining one or more smart contracts between various member banks associated with a central bank. Assigned to Odom, et al, the second application discloses techniques for delivering communications and storing and delivering data
20180232803, "Contract management system and method," assigned to MonetaGo Inc.
A computer-implemented method, computer program product and computing system for defining one or more smart contracts between various member banks associated with a central bank. A select contract, chosen from the one or more smart contracts, is replaced with a successor contract. Access is granted to data associated with the select contract to the successor contract.
20180234422, "System, method, and device for delivering communications and storing and delivering data," assigned to Odom et al.
A system, method, and device includes a platform data storage that stores a wrap that secures an executable controller and executable sensors. The wrap is verified, optionally through a downloaded authentication driver. After verifying the wrap, the wrap is opened and a sister of the executable controller is installed into the platform memory to cooperate with the executable controller. Additionally or alternatively, the authentication driver may cooperate with the executable controller. The executable controller allows the platform processor to access data secured in a vault and/or verify the platform to create a connection to an application server.