Blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Applications. Assigned to Mythical, the first application discloses techniques for facilitating transactions of virtual items between users of an online game. Assigned to Rypplzz, the second application discloses techniques for augmented reality with precise tracking.
Systems and methods for facilitating transactions of virtual items between users of an online game are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may: receive a sales request that indicates a selling user will be offering for sale a particular virtual item from a seller's inventory through an online sales platform; assign the ownership of the particular virtual item temporarily to a holding account; publish a sales listing of the particular virtual item on the online sales platform; receive sales information from the online sales platform indicating whether the particular virtual item has been purchased; assign the ownership of the particular virtual item to the buyer's account; and transfer at least a portion of a sales amount received from the buying user to the seller's account.
20210286501, "Systems and methods for augmented reality with precise tracking," assigned to Rypplzz, Inc.
Systems and methods are described that enable augmented reality, virtual reality, and/or other content to be associated with precise geo-spatial locations in a physical environment. A model of a physical environment is accessed and a three dimensional mesh definition comprising a plurality of mesh cells is received where the mesh is associated with the physical environment. A given mesh cell is associated with a logical address. Augmented reality, virtual reality, and/or other content may be associated with a given mesh cell. Tracking data corresponding to movement of a user in the physical environment is received. The tracking data may be compared with mesh cell locations to identify matching mesh cells. Addresses associated with the matching mesh cells are used to identify associated content. The identified associated augmented reality, virtual reality, and/or other content may be rendered using an augmented reality, virtual reality, or other rendering device.