New pending patent applications are published by the USPTO on Thursdays. Both of today's Spotlight Applications continue our theme of smart contracts (blockchains, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed. Assigned to CapOne, the first application discloses techniques for distributed messages via smart contracts. Assigned to DLT Global, the second application discloses a set of both smart contract and off-chain tools that enable the management and organization of data so as to enable storage of that data in a distributed ledger according to relational database principles.
20210058353, "System for distributed messages via smart contracts," assigned to Capital One Services, LLC.
Systems, as described herein, may include authorizing message transmission from message producers to message consumers in a variety of systems. Smart contracts in blockchain networks may be used to authorize messages from message producers to be sent to the consumers. Distributed ledgers in the blockchain network may be used to store messages authorized by the smart contracts and records of events related to the messages.
20210056095, "Relational data management and organization using DLT," assigned to DLT Global Inc. (CA).
A set of both smart contract and off-chain tools is described that enable the management and organization of data so as to enable storage of that data in a distributed ledger according to relational database principles. A cross-distributed-ledger-platform specification plus reusable core components together create a system that may be implemented on distributed ledger platforms to enable storage and retrieval of data to/from the distributed ledger governed by relational principles. A realization of this system enables addition of system chaincode to Hyperledger.RTM. Fabric and uses schemas and data represented as JSON. In use, the user may create, update, and query data from code, a console, or a smart contract where every update is a distributed ledger transaction.