New patents are issued by the USPTO on Tuesdays. Both of today's Spotlight Patents concern aspects of blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed. Assigned to Eluvio, the first patent addresses machine learning for a decentralized content fabric. Assigned to Bao Tran, the second patent addresses techniques for a blockchain cellular system.
10,917,332, "Machine learning for a decentralized content fabric," assigned to Eluvio.
Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, devices, computer program products, and methods implementing aspects of machine learning for a decentralized content-centric system. In some implementations, predicted scores are obtained for a subset of fabric nodes of an overlay network. The scores can be based on prior training. A top scoring fabric node of the subset is identified as an egress node for communicating with a client. Also obtained are predicted scores for egress-origin segments defining paths in the overlay network between the egress node and origin nodes of the fabric nodes. The origin nodes store a content object part associated with digital content. One or more of the egress-origin segments is identified as being top scoring and is configured to be processed to identify one of the origin nodes for providing the content object part.
10,916,845, "Blockchain cellular system," assigned to Bao Tran.
A system includes a distributed ledger storing one or more smart contracts; one or more 5G small cells, each having one or more antennas mounted on a housing, each small cell sending packets of data trackable with the distributed ledger; and a processor to control a directionality of the antennas in communication with a predetermined target using 5G protocols.