New patents are issued by the USPTO on Tuesdays. This week's Spotlight Patents address aspects of blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed. Assigned to Americorp Investments, the first patent addresses a blockchain operating system. Assigned to Yield Solutions, the second patent addresses computer-based systems including blockchains with differential permissioning and vaulting of tokens and token exchanges.
10,708,250, "Blockchain operating system," assigned to Americorp Investments, LLC.
Systems, methods, and software are disclosed herein to execute functionalities of a blockchain operating system. A transactional request for an operating system instruction is received from a user device in a distributed network of nodes. The transactional request is authenticated in the distributed network of nodes based on data associated with the transactional request. A blockchain is then evaluated for one or more scripts associated with the transactional request. In response, the operating system instruction is generated based on the one or more scripts. The operating system instruction is then transferred to the user device in the distributed network or nodes.
10,708,042, "Computer-based systems including blockchains with differential permissioning and vaulting of tokens and token exchanges and methods of use thereof," assigned to Yield Solutions Group, LLC.
Systems and methods of the present disclosure include receiving an electronic request to exchange data items. A digital asset associated with the exchange of the data items is generated including a vault unique identifier, and an asset owner. An exchange block is generated on an exchange chain to record the electronic request. An asset copy is generated on the exchange ledger chain to record a non-permissioned copy of the digital asset independent from the vault unique identifier. An asset block is generated on an asset ledger chain to record an authoritative copy of the digital asset associated with the exchange of the data items on the exchange chain; where the asset block header includes an asset block hash concatenated with the vault unique identifier associated with the digital asset. The authoritative copy of the digital asset associated with the electronic request is displayed in response to a user selection.