Blockchains, (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Applications. Assigned to Instant! Communications, the first application discloses techniques for a dynamic radio access mesh network. Assigned to CapOne, the second application discloses techniques for redemption and settlement transactions via smart contracts.
20210105625, "Dynamic radio access mesh network," assigned to Instant! Communications LLC.
A dynamic mesh network is presented. A dynamic mesh network according to some embodiments includes a plurality of user equipment (UE) gateways, each UE gateway comprising a radio device, a router, and one or more device interfaces, each gateway configured to couple with one or more of the other gateways over radio links with the radio device; and one or more subnet base stations formed with the plurality of UE gateways, wherein in each subnet base station one of the plurality of UE gateways in the subnet base station includes a centralized unit coupled to cloud internet services, one of the plurality of UE gateways in the subnet base station includes a distributed unit, and one of the plurality of UE gateways in the subnet base station includes a radio unit.
20210103921, "Redemption and settlement transactions via smart contracts," assigned to Capital One.
Systems, as described herein, may use smart contracts and distributed ledgers in distributed networks to determine points earned by consumer and settle points for merchants. Distributed ledgers in the distributed network may be used to store transactions executed by merchant digital wallets and consumer digital wallet. Smart contracts in distributed networks may be used to maintain point balances associated with the consumer digital wallets and the merchant digital wallets of the consumer, determine points earned by consumer digital wallets, settle points for merchant digital wallets, and send messages to consumer digital wallets regarding expiring points. Systems, as described herein, may also send individualized recommendations of goods and services to the consumer digital wallets.