New pending patent applications are published on Thursdays by the USPTO. Both of today's Spotlight Applications continue the theme of blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed. Assigned to Salesforce, the first application discloses techniques for seeding community sidechains with consent written onto a blockchain interfaced with a cloud based computing environment. Assigned to Rearden Ventures, the second application discloses techniques for a user-directed digital asset vault.
20200169546, "Systems, methods, and apparatuses for seeding community sidechains with consent written onto a blockchain interfaced with a cloud based computing environment," assigned to Saleforce.
Systems, methods, and apparatuses for implementing super community and community sidechains with consent management for distributed ledger technologies in a cloud based computing environment are described herein. For example, according to one embodiment there is a system having at least a processor and a memory therein executing within a host organization and having therein: means for operating a blockchain interface to a blockchain on behalf of a plurality of tenants of the host organization, wherein each of the plurality of tenants are participating nodes with the blockchain; means for receiving a login request from a user device, the login request requesting access to a user profile associated with a first one of the plurality of tenants; means for authenticating the user device and retrieving a user profile from the blockchain based on the authentication of the user device, wherein the user profile is stored as a blockchain asset within the blockchain with a first portion of the user profile comprising non-protected data accessible to all participating nodes on the blockchain and with a second portion of the user profile comprising protected data accessible only to participating nodes having user consent; means for prompting the user device to grant user consent to share the protected data with a second one of the plurality of tenants; and means for sharing the protected data with the second one of the plurality of tenants by permitting access to the protected data within the blockchain asset by the second tenant's participating node. Other related embodiments are disclosed.
20200167318, "User-directed digital asset vault," assigned to Rearden Ventures Inc.
Systems and methods are described herein to enable the automated and/or user-guided creation, collection, and curating of digital content items that represent a user's experiences, personality, interactions, and legacy. A digital trustee may be assigned to control access to the content after the death of the user. A user may create a death file with content items to be handled in a specific (e.g., user specified) manner after the death of the user. For example, the contents of the death file may be released to a family member or deleted by the system entirely.