Patents by Inventor Diego A. Masini

Diego A. Masini has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10928848
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of connecting, by a clock node, to a blockchain network comprised of a plurality of nodes, retrieving, by the clock node, a timestamp (Ts) of the clock node, acquiring, by the clock node, a time window (Tw) based on the Ts, reading, by the clock node, a current window (Cw) from a world state, determining, by the clock node, a gap as a difference between the Tw and the Cw, calculating, by the clock node, a clock fix value based on the gap, and adjusting a clock by a subtraction of the clock fix value from the Ts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dulce B. Ponceleon, Diego A. Masini, Raul O. Laprida, Andres Garagiola
  • Patent number: 10833864
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving, by gaming peers of a gaming network, a number of transactions from a blockchain network, electing a subset of gaming peers to verify the transactions and a leader from the subset of gaming peers, generating, by the leader, a block comprising the number of transactions, validating the block, by the subset of gaming peers, and broadcasting the block to the blockchain network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Diego A. Masini
  • Patent number: 10803730
    Abstract: An approach is provided for determining a time of an alarm. Natural language processing determines a meaning of user input which specifies the alarm, an event, an action, and an amount of time. The alarm notifies the user about the action the user is to take prior to the event, which will occur at an indefinite time. The alarm is triggered at a time that precedes an estimated time of the event by the amount of time. Information is retrieved that describes movements and usage of a mobile device of the user, profile information, historical user behavior, calendar appointments, messages sent and received by the user of the user, and social network contacts and user-generated content. The estimated time of the event is generated. The time of the alarm is determined as a time that precedes the estimated time of the event by the amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eduardo M. Coria, Hernan Badenes, Diego A. Masini
  • Publication number: 20200252202
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving a request to certify a digital record, retrieving a first hashed data value of the digital record from a data block included among a first hash-linked chain of blocks on a first blockchain, retrieving a second hashed data value of the digital record from a second data block included among a second hash-linked chain of blocks on a second blockchain which is different from the first blockchain, determining whether the digital record is valid based on a cross-validation of the first hashed data value and the second hashed data value, and storing the determination of the validity of the digital record in a data block among a third hash-linked chain of blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Gabor Madl, Luis Angel D. Bathen, Ramani R. Routray, Diego A. Masini, Dulce B. Ponceleon
  • Patent number: 10700853
    Abstract: One example method of operation may include receiving a request, from an entity, for one or more tokens based on one or more attributes, encrypting and masking the one or more attributes, adding the encrypted and masked one or more attributes to the one or more tokens, and transmitting the one or more tokens to the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Dulce B. Ponceleon, Diego A. Masini, Raul O. Laprida, Andres Garagiola, John B. Geagan, III
  • Publication number: 20200166962
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of connecting, by a clock node, to a blockchain network comprised of a plurality of nodes, retrieving, by the clock node, a timestamp (Ts) of the clock node, acquiring, by the clock node, a time window (Tw) based on the Ts, reading, by the clock node, a current window (Cw) from a world state, determining, by the clock node, a gap as a difference between the Tw and the Cw, calculating, by the clock node, a clock fix value based on the gap, and adjusting a clock by a subtraction of the clock fix value from the
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Dulce B. Ponceleon, Diego A. Masini, Raul O. Laprida, Andres Garagiola
  • Publication number: 20200151350
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of identifying a new member (M1) to a permissioned database, creating a new group including the new member and one or more previously identified members (MP), modifying a world state of the permissioned database to identify a set of members in the new group with access to the permissioned database, and responsive to the new member (M1) being identified, creating a new entry (TX1) to the permissioned database using an encryption key (K1) associated with the new member (M1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jeronimo Irazabal, Andres Garagiola, Diego A. Masini
  • Publication number: 20200145204
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of storing a broadcast encryption tree comprising a set of cryptographic keys disposed in a hierarchical tree format, distributing a partial set of keys from the broadcast encryption tree to each respective peer from among a group of peers included in a blockchain network, receiving, from a user device, an identification of at least one peer included in the group of peers for processing a blockchain transaction, selecting a subset of keys from among the set of cryptographic keys in the broadcast encryption tree which enables at least one peer to decrypt transactions and doesn't enable the remaining peers included in the group of peers to decrypt transactions, and transmitting broadcast encryption information about the selected subset of keys to the user device for performing encryption of the transactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Andres Garagiola, John B. Geagan, III, Jeronimo Irazabal, Guillermo R. Lopez, Diego A. Masini, Dulce Ponceleon
  • Publication number: 20200142891
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of identifying a blockchain transaction, storing the blockchain transaction in a blockchain, assigning the blockchain transaction a transaction number and a block number, hashing a portion of blockchain transaction data associated with the blockchain transaction, and updating a blockchain index based on the hashed portion of the blockchain transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Andres Garagiola, Jeronimo Irazabal, Raul Laprida, Guillermo R. Lopez, Diego Masini, Dulce B. Ponceleon
  • Publication number: 20200092364
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of connecting, by a recipient node, to a blockchain network configured to store links to digital assets of an owner, selecting, by the recipient node, an asset from a ledger of the owner, executing, by the recipient node, a smart contract to determine a time frame of the asset use, executing, by the recipient node, a smart contract to download the asset to the recipient node, checking, by the recipient node, if the asset is downloaded successfully, and in response to the successful download of the asset, executing, by the recipient node, a smart contract to log an asset transfer transaction onto the blockchain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin L. Schultz, Darryl Adderly, Rosanna Mannan, Diego A. Masini, Andres Garagiola, Dulce B. Ponceleon
  • Patent number: 10565192
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of identifying a blockchain transaction, storing the blockchain transaction in a blockchain, assigning the blockchain transaction a transaction number and a block number, hashing a portion of blockchain transaction data associated with the blockchain transaction, and updating a blockchain index based on the hashed portion of the blockchain transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andres Garagiola, Jeronimo Irazabal, Raul Laprida, Guillermo R. Lopez, Diego Masini, Dulce B. Ponceleon
  • Patent number: 10567168
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of storing a broadcast encryption tree comprising a set of cryptographic keys disposed in a hierarchical tree format, distributing a partial set of keys from the broadcast encryption tree to each respective peer from among a group of peers included in a blockchain network, receiving, from a user device, an identification of at least one peer included in the group of peers for processing a blockchain transaction, selecting a subset of keys from among the set of cryptographic keys in the broadcast encryption tree which enables at least one peer to decrypt transactions and doesn't enable the remaining peers included in the group of peers to decrypt transactions, and transmitting broadcast encryption information about the selected subset of keys to the user device for performing encryption of the transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andres Garagiola, John Geagan, III, Jeronimo Irazabal, Guillermo R. Lopez, Diego A. Masini, Dulce Ponceleon
  • Publication number: 20190372965
    Abstract: One example method may include generating a template transaction certificate by one or more entities which verify proof of ownership of attributes incorporated into the template transaction certificate, and generating one or more operational transaction certificates by the one or more entities which verified proof of ownership of the template transaction certificate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Dulce B. Ponceleon, Diego A. Masini, John B. Geagan, III, Brian K. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190362361
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of a method for providing a one-step transaction submission in a blockchain network, comprising sending a transaction proposal, by a client node, to one or more peers of a plurality of peers, simulating a transaction associated with the transaction proposal, by at least one peer of the plurality of peers, evaluating, by an endorser peer, whether an endorsement policy has been fulfilled, and when the endorsement policy has been fulfilled, sending the transaction to at least one orderer node to be committed to a ledger, by the endorser peer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jeronimo Irazabal, Andres Garagiola, Diego A. Masini, Dulce B. Ponceleon
  • Publication number: 20190314726
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving, by gaming peers of a gaming network, a number of transactions from a blockchain network, electing a subset of gaming peers to verify the transactions and a leader from the subset of gaming peers, generating, by the leader, a block comprising the number of transactions, validating the block, by the subset of gaming peers, and broadcasting the block to the blockchain network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventor: Diego A. Masini
  • Patent number: 10425399
    Abstract: One example method may include generating a template transaction certificate by one or more entities which verify proof of ownership of attributes incorporated into the template transaction certificate, and generating one or more operational transaction certificates by the one or more entities which verified proof of ownership of the template transaction certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Dulce B. Ponceleon, Diego A. Masini, John B. Geagan, III, Brian K. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190164409
    Abstract: An approach is provided for determining a time of an alarm. Natural language processing determines a meaning of user input which specifies the alarm, an event, an action, and an amount of time. The alarm notifies the user about the action the user is to take prior to the event, which will occur at an indefinite time. The alarm is triggered at a time that precedes an estimated time of the event by the amount of time. Information is retrieved that describes movements and usage of a mobile device of the user, profile information, historical user behavior, calendar appointments, messages sent and received by the user of the user, and social network contacts and user-generated content. The estimated time of the event is generated. The time of the alarm is determined as a time that precedes the estimated time of the event by the amount of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Eduardo M. Coria, Hernan Badenes, Diego A. Masini
  • Publication number: 20190149325
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of storing a broadcast encryption tree comprising a set of cryptographic keys disposed in a hierarchical tree format, distributing a partial set of keys from the broadcast encryption tree to each respective peer from among a group of peers included in a blockchain network, receiving, from a user device, an identification of at least one peer included in the group of peers for processing a blockchain transaction, selecting a subset of keys from among the set of cryptographic keys in the broadcast encryption tree which enables at least one peer to decrypt transactions and doesn't enable the remaining peers included in the group of peers to decrypt transactions, and transmitting broadcast encryption information about the selected subset of keys to the user device for performing encryption of the transactions
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Andres Garagiola, John Geagan, III, Jeronimo Irazabal, Guillermo R. Lopez, Diego A. Masini, Dulce Ponceleon
  • Publication number: 20190122155
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for blockchain enabled crowdsourcing is provided. The present invention may include receiving an asset from a content provider. The present invention may also include deploying a smart contract based on the received asset, wherein the deployed smart contract includes a plurality of compensation rules. The present invention then may include partitioning the received asset into a plurality of fragments based on the deployed smart contract. The present invention may further include releasing the partitioned plurality of fragments into a blockchain network. The present invention may also include tracking each fragment within the released plurality of fragments using the smart contract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Jeronimo Irazabal, Raul O. Laprida, Diego A. Masini, Dulce B. Ponceleon
  • Publication number: 20190042620
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of identifying a blockchain transaction, storing the blockchain transaction in a blockchain, assigning the blockchain transaction a transaction number and a block number, hashing a portion of blockchain transaction data associated with the blockchain transaction, and updating a blockchain index based on the hashed portion of the blockchain transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Andres Garagiola, Jeronimo Irazabal, Raul Laprida, Guillermo R. Lopez, Diego Masini, Dulce B. Ponceleon