New pending patent applications are published by the USPTO on Thursdays. Today's Spotlight Applications concern the theme of blockchain (distributed ledger, smart contracts) and digital rights management broadly construed. Assigned to Liquineq (CH), the first application discloses techniques for multi-tiered distributed network transactional database. Assigned to Forcepoint, the second application discloses techniques for managing access to user profile information via a distributed transaction database.
20190050831, "System and method for multi-tiered distributed network transactional database," assigned to Liquineq AG (CH)
A multi-tiered blockchain database system which retains the desirable features of blockchain technology but reduces or eliminates its limitations. The system allows for a primary tier blockchain database that acts as a common linkage to a plurality of lower tier, regional databases with their own separate blockchains. Blockchains at the lower tiers may have a variety of improvements over existing blockchain technology for handling certain applications.
20190052647, "Managing access to user profile information via a distributed transaction database," assigned to Forcepoint, LLC.
A method, system and computer-usable medium for generating a user behavior profile, comprising: monitoring user interactions between a user and an information handling system; converting the user interactions and the information about the user into electronic information representing the user interactions; generating a unique user behavior profile based upon the electronic information representing the user interactions and the information about the user; storing information relating to the unique user behavior profile within a user behavior profile repository; and, storing information referencing the unique user behavior profile in a user behavior blockchain.