Blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Applications. Assigned to Wells Fargo, the first patent addresses techniques for post-quantum cryptography optimization. Assigned to Gleipnir Technologies, the second patent addresses techniques for a voting system to prevent fraud using blockchain technology.
11,343,270, "Systems and methods for post-quantum cryptography optimization," assigned to Wells Fargo Bank.
Systems, apparatuses, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for post-quantum cryptography (PQC). An example method includes receiving data. The example method further includes retrieving policy information associated with the data. The example method further includes generating a set of policy attributes about the data based on the data and the policy information. Subsequently, the example method includes generating a risk profile data structure based on the set of policy attributes. The risk profile data structure may be indicative of a vulnerability of the data in a PQC data environment.
11,341,509, "Voting system to prevent fraud using blockchain technology," assigned to Gleipnir Technologies LLC.
A voting system comprises at least one voting machine comprising: at least one voting machine processor performing voting machine operations comprising initializing a vote blockchain with a vote blockchain genesis block, the vote blockchain genesis block comprising a voting machine identifier and a genesis block hash value; creating a data structure comprising a plurality of votes and a hash value of a preceding block; determining a new block hash value of the data structure; appending a new block comprising the data structure and the new block hash value to the vote blockchain; and storing the vote blockchain in the at least one voting machine memory.