New patents are issued by the USPTO on Tuesdays. Today's Spotlight Patents continue the theme of blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed. Assigned to Strong Force, the first patent addresses techniques for data processing in an industrial internet of things data collection environment with large data sets. Assigned to Mythical, the second patent addresses techniques for an automated electronic networked central clearinghouse for clearing and reversing reversible exchanges of non-fungible digital assets.
10,866,584, "Methods and systems for data processing in an industrial internet of things data collection environment with large data sets," assigned to Strong Force IoT Portfolio 2016, LLC
Systems, methods and apparatus for data collection in an industrial environment are described. The system may include a multi-sensor acquisition component, the multi-sensor acquisition component including a plurality of inputs and outputs, a plurality of sensors operatively coupled to at least one of a plurality of components of an industrial process, and each communicatively coupled to at least one of the plurality of inputs of the multi-sensor acquisition component, a sensor data storage profile circuit structured to determine a data storage profile, a sensor communication circuit communicatively coupled to the plurality of outputs of the multi-sensor acquisition component, a sensor data storage implementation circuit structured to sensor data values in response to the data storage profile; and a data marketplace circuit structured to store at least a second portion of the plurality of sensor data values on a data marketplace.
10,861,095, "Systems and methods for an automated electronic networked central clearinghouse for clearing and reversing reversible exchanges of non-fungible digital assets," assigned to Mythical, Inc.
Systems and methods for controlling an automated electronic networked central clearinghouse for clearing and reversing reversible exchanges of digital assets are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may: execute an instance of a game; receive an exchange request that indicates a first user offers a first digital asset for a reversible exchange on a fiat-currency-based online exchange platform; access a decentralized database to obtain asset-specific distribution rights for the first digital asset; generate publication information of the first digital asset for publication on the online exchange platform; receive exchange information regarding the reversible exchange; temporarily transferring the ownership of the first digital asset; determine whether to reverse the reversible exchange, and either (i) transfer the ownership of the first digital asset to the first user, or (ii) clear the reversible exchange by non-temporarily transferring the ownership to the exchanging user, and by distributing benefits in accordance with the asset-specific distribution rights.