New pending patent applications are published on Thursdays. Today's Spotlight Applications continue our theme of blockchain (distributed ledger, smart contracts) and digital rights management broadly construed. Assigned to Kountable, the first application discloses techniques that utilize blockchain digital certificates for data transactions. Assigned to BurstIQ Analytics Corporation, the second application discloses techniques for secure adaptive data storage platforms.
20190012665, "Systems and methods that utilize blockchain digital certificates for data transactions," assigned to Kountable, Inc.
Systems and methods that use blockchain digital certificates are described herein. One embodiment includes generating a digital certificate including transaction data for a transaction, creating a blockchain blob of the transaction data, generating an electronic ownership token for the digital certificate, and transferring the electronic ownership token to an owner of the digital certificate.
20190012466, "Secure adaptive data storage platform," assigned to BurstIQ Analytics Corporation.
An adaptive data storage platform includes a plurality of nodes and a plurality of data stores, each associated with a different one of the nodes. An immutable journal distributed is between the plurality of nodes. Access to the data stores is based upon a consensus of trust determined by the plurality of nodes. The data is cyphered as it is received to form ciphered data that is sharded into equally sized shards that are distributed across the nodes for storing on a corresponding ones of the data stores and tracked using the immutable journal. The shard may be periodically sent to a different one of the nodes for storing on the corresponding data store. The data is thereby ciphered and distributed across the plurality of data stores and is not stationary.