Blockchain Patent Analysis: auto-performed & narrated by AI

The patent landscape of Blockchain technology including the charts & narrative below is auto-generated by a machine with Artificial Intelligence (AI). To know about the technology behind it, read my previous blog on de-cluttering life (AI to de-clutter life) and for other specific applications see “AI can de-clutter crowd wisdom in online marketplaces”

From this line onward everything is auto-generated by code and AI.

Blockchain patents analysis

Machine analyzed 342 patents filed between 2015–03–13 00:00:00 and 2018–05–04 00:00:00

Note: Since 241 days 00:00:00 hours are remaining in this year since last patent filed the charts will show a dip in 2018

18 topics are contained in the repository

List of topics under which patents have been filed in descending order are
1 information-user-device-record-interactions
2 transaction-message-account-identifier-element
3 transactions-product-asset-interested-purposes
4 block-new-header-transaction-data
5 digital-token-payment-content-methods
6 data-sources-cognitive-plurality-comprising
7 contract-smart-asset-multi-based
8 hash-value-data-tree-values
9 event-secured-ledger-apparatus-rules
10 key-member-public-private-domain
11 evident-tamper-non-rewrites-trusted
12 software-instance-activation-authorized-subscription
13 code-pre-tee-determined-protocol
14 state-checkpoint-certified-ledger-agreed
15 crypto-socoact-request-component-auditing
16 match-second-intermediary-identifier-transaction
17 identity-data-protected-binding-validation
18 individually-untrusted-parties-secret-multiple

How did the topics evolve?

The top 5 topics in which patents was filed were
1 transaction-data-new-additional-computing
2 secured-ledger-event-based-apparatus
3 account-transaction-identifier-message-element
4 crypto-request-socoact-aggregated-transfer
5 block-header-terminal-comprised-hash

Today the top 5 topics in which patents being filed are
1 information-user-device-record-interactions
2 transaction-message-account-identifier-element
3 transactions-product-asset-interested-purposes
4 block-new-header-transaction-data
5 digital-token-payment-content-methods

Are there key topics back dated in the conversation flow that one should be aware of?

  • Topic: transaction-data-new-additional-computing — found in chunk 0 / 6 was prominent then but has merged or split later
  • Topic: block-new-hash-data-header — found in chunk 2 / 6 was prominent then but has merged or split later
  • Topic: transaction-message-identifier-data-account — found in chunk 3 / 6 was prominent then but has merged or split later
  • Topic: block-new-hash-data-value — found in chunk 3 / 6 was prominent then but has merged or split later

Let us look at the trends in the conversation

  • information-user-device-record-interactions — has hit a peak and seeing reduced activity than past
  • transactions-product-asset-interested-purposes — has hit a peak and seeing reduced activity than past
  • transaction-message-account-identifier-element — has hit a peak and seeing reduced activity than past
  • block-new-header-transaction-data — has hit a peak and seeing reduced activity than past

Some topics have significantly changed their rankings

  • transactions-product-asset-interested-purposes has significantly improved it’s position in the timeframe
  • transaction-message-account-identifier-element has significantly dropped it’s position in the timeframe
  • digital-token-payment-content-methods has significantly improved it’s position in the timeframe
  • contract-smart-asset-multi-based has significantly improved it’s position in the timeframe
  • event-secured-ledger-apparatus-rules has significantly dropped it’s position in the timeframe
  • evident-tamper-non-rewrites-trusted has significantly improved it’s position in the timeframe
  • code-pre-tee-determined-protocol has significantly dropped it’s position in the timeframe
  • state-checkpoint-certified-ledger-agreed has significantly dropped it’s position in the timeframe

Top 5 inventors are:
1 Manoj Saxena [‘None’]
2 Richard Knuszka [‘None’]
3 Matthew Sanchez [‘None’]
4 David Treat [‘Accenture Global Solutions Limited, GSC Secrypt, LLC’]
5 Michael T. Chiaramonte [‘Accenture Global Solutions Limited, GSC Secrypt, LLC’]

Top 5 innovative companies are:
1 mastercard international incorporated
2 guardtime ip holdings limited
3 accenture global solutions limited
4 accenture global solutions limited, gsc secrypt, llc
5 british telecommunications public limited company

Let us look at the trends in the innovative companies
Note: The chart shape may change as patents with no corporate assignee is discarded

  • british telecommunications public limited company — has hit a peak and seeing reduced activity than past
  • guardtime ip holdings limited — has hit a peak and seeing reduced activity than past
  • mastercard international incorporated — has hit a peak and seeing reduced activity than past

Some topics have significantly changed their rankings

  • accenture global solutions limited has significantly improved it’s position in the timeframe
  • accenture global solutions limited gsc secrypt llc has significantly improved it’s position in the timeframe
  • blockchain technologies corporation has significantly dropped it’s position in the timeframe
  • forcepoint llc has significantly improved it’s position in the timeframe
  • guardtime ip holdings limited has significantly improved it’s position in the timeframe
  • international business machines corporation has significantly dropped it’s position in the timeframe
  • manifold technology inc has significantly improved it’s position in the timeframe
  • northern trust corporation has significantly improved it’s position in the timeframe

Machine gives you a sneak peak of the top 5 topics:

2 transaction-message-account-identifier-element
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A method for authorization of a blockchain transaction includes: storing account profiles, each profile including an account identifier, fiat amount, and blockchain amount; receiving a transaction message, the transaction message being formatted based on transaction message standards and including a first data element that includes a specific account identifier and a second data element reserved for private use that includes a network identifier and transaction amount; identifying a specific account profile that includes the specific account identifier; identifying a risk value based on the transaction amount and at least one of: the fiat amount and blockchain amount; determining authorization of a transaction based on the identified risk value; modifying the transaction message based on the authorization determination; and transmitting the modified transaction message.

4 block-new-header-transaction-data
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A method for propagating configuration data using a blockchain includes: storing a blockchain comprised of a plurality of blocks, each being comprised of a block header having a timestamp and one or more configuration transactions; receiving one or more configuration data items; generating a new configuration transaction for each configuration data item; hashing a most recent block identified based on the timestamp included in the respective block header to generate a previous block hash value; hashing a combination of the new configuration transactions and/or data associated therewith to generate a current block hash value; generating a new block header, the new block header including a current timestamp, the previous block hash value, the current block hash value, and a digital signature; generating a new block comprised of the new block header and each new configuration transaction; and updating the blockchain by appending the new block.

5 digital-token-payment-content-methods
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Systems and methods described herein may generate a digital payment token associated with a payor-user indicating the status of a payment obligation of the payor-user. The systems and methods may generate a first block containing the digital payment token and append the first block to a blockchain. The systems and methods may receive a confirmation message from a third-party transaction server that the payor-user has either fully or partially fulfilled his or her payment obligation. Based upon the confirmation message, the systems and methods may retrieve the block containing the digital payment token and update the digital payment token to generate an updated digital payment token. The system and methods may generate a second block containing the updated digital payment token to supersede the first block and append the second block to the blockchain. The updated digital payment token may indicate that the digital payment token has expired.

3 transactions-product-asset-interested-purposes
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A blockchain of transactions may be referenced for various purposes and may be later accessed by interested parties for ledger verification. One example method of operation may comprise one or more of identifying a production date associated with a product, creating a unique code to represent the production date and the product based on a hash of one or more blocks of a blockchain, and forwarding the unique code to a verification server to verify the product.

1 information-user-device-record-interactions
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A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for generating a cyber behavior profile, comprising: monitoring user interactions between a user and an information handling system; converting the user interactions and the information about the user into electronic information representing the user interactions; generating a unique cyber behavior profile based upon the electronic information representing the user interactions and the information about the user; and, storing information relating to the unique cyber behavior profile in a behavior blockchain.

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