New pending 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 Ares Technologies, the first application discloses techniques for authenticating a digitally signed assertion using verified evaluators. Assigned to Liquineq (Ch), the second application discloses techniques for a multi-tiered distributed network transactional database.
20190312734, "Systems and methods authenticating a digitally signed assertion using verified evaluators," assigned to Ares Technologies, Inc.
A system for authenticating a requesting device using verified evaluators includes an authenticating device. The authenticating device is designed and configured to receive at least a first digitally signed assertion from a requesting device, the at least a first digitally signed assertion linked to at least a verification datum, evaluate at least a second digitally signed assertion, signed by at least a cryptographic evaluator, conferring a credential to the requesting device, validate the credential, as a function of the at least a second digitally signed assertion, and authenticate the requesting device based on the credential.
20190303886, "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. One application of this multi-tiered blockchain database is implementation of a cryptocurrency.