New patent applications are published by the USPTO on Thursdays. Today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of blockchain (distributed ledger, smart contracts) and digital rights management broadly construed. Assigned to OSRAM (DE) the first application discloses including blockchains for controlled agricultural systems and methods of managing agricultural systems. Assigned to IDLogic, the second application discloses techniques for secure serialization of supply chain product units.
20190259108, "Controlled agricultural systems and methods of managing agricultural systems," assigned to OSRAM GmbH (DE)
The present disclosure relates to different techniques of controlling an agricultural system, as for example a controlled agricultural system, an agricultural light fixture and a method for agricultural management. Furthermore, the disclosure relates to an agricultural system, which comprises a plurality of processing lines for growing plants of a given plant type, wherein a first processing line in the plurality of processing lines is configured to move a first plurality of plants through the agricultural system along a route; and apply a first growth condition to the first plurality of plants to satisfy a first active agent parameter for the first plurality of plants.
20190260592, "Methods for secure serialization of supply chain product units," assigned to IDLogic, INC.
A method of securely serializing product units to provide a trusted basis for the recording of transaction events reflecting distribution actions within and between supply chain participant vendors. The method involves receiving vendor data including vendor public data descriptive of a given product unit, generating a unique serial number to be securely associated with the given product unit, the unique serial number including a public serial number and a unique nonce, generating a cryptographic hash of the unique serial number and the vendor public data, generating a cryptographic signature of the cryptographic hash using a predetermined private key, and returning marking data including the public serial number.