New pending patent applications are published by the USPTO on Thursdays. This week'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 implementing super community and community sidechains with consent management for distributed ledger technologies in a cloud based computing environment. Assigned to Netskrt Systems, the second application discloses techniques for a walled garden with a mobile content distribution network.
20200336475, "Systems, methods, and apparatuses for implementing super community and community sidechains with consent management for distributed ledger technologies in a cloud based computing environment," assigned to Salesforce.
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.
20200336562, "Method and apparatus for walled garden with a mobile content distribution network," assigned to Netskrt Systems, Inc. (CA)
A system comprising: a plurality of mobile edge caches integrated within a corresponding plurality of mobile environments; a local network manager coupled to each edge cache device in each mobile environment to provide network connectivity to client devices within each mobile environment; a mobile high speed network interface coupled to each mobile edge cache within each mobile environment to establish a high bandwidth link to one or more fixed high speed network interfaces when the mobile environment is within range; a fixed core cache to store content titles owned by a content provider, the content titles to be distributed to the plurality of mobile edge caches, each content title comprising a plurality of title segments; wherein the content provider is to maintain a primary website to provide access to each content title by streaming apps installed on client devices, a streaming app running on a first client device within a first mobile environment to generate a request for a first content title responsive to user input, the request including a network address associated with the primary website; a request redirector to responsively redirect the request to a first mobile edge cache within the first mobile environment and/or the fixed core cache, wherein at least a portion of the title segments of the first content title are to be streamed to the streaming app from the first mobile edge cache.