Smart contracts, (blockchains, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Patents. Assigned to Accenture (IE), the first of today's patents addresses techniques for a decentralized robot cooperation platform. Assigned to Vijay Madisetti, the second patent addresses techniques for smart contracts for security and filtering.
11579630, “Decentralized robot cooperation platform,’ assigned to Accenture Global Solutions Limited (IE)
Systems and methods of the present disclosure leverage distributed ledger technology (DLT) to provide decentralized control of cooperative tasks performed by a plurality of robots. Characteristics of the plurality of robots may be stored in a distribute ledger, which may be provided by a blockchain or a distributed database system. When a service request is received, a set of tasks may be identified for providing the requested service and the robot characteristics recorded to the distributed ledger may be used to identify a list of candidate robots possessing characteristics corresponding to the set of tasks may be identified. A smart contract may be utilized to select one or more candidate robots for performing the task and to verify the selected robot(s) successfully completed the task. State information associated with operation of the selected robot(s) may be monitored to verify task completion.
11580540, “Methods and systems for smart contracts for security and filtering,” assigned to Vijay Madisetti.
A blockchain value transfer method including receiving a transfer request, executing a first smart contract function to perform data analytics on the transfer request and a second smart contract function to implement a security response responsive to compliance with a security criterion, and recording a result of execution of the second smart contract function to at least one of a relational database, a non-relational database, and an analytics service.