Invented by Shahid N. Shah, Netspective Communications LLC

The market for Blockchain-based crowdsourced initiatives tracking and system

In a world where everyone is looking for a way to track their assets, blockchain technology is gaining traction in a wide range of industries. While the technology has gained popularity as a way to record transactions without centralized control, there are a number of other potential uses for it that could help businesses streamline their processes or protect against fraud.


The trucking industry is another area where blockchain has a number of potential applications, from protecting assets to improving fleet management. The industry is already working with a group called the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), which is creating frameworks to help companies make use of the technology.

Food and beverages

The food industry is a hotbed of food safety issues, from salmonella to accidental horse meat. Blockchain has the ability to cut down on these issues by providing a tamper-proof record of how produce reaches grocery stores and consumers. Retailers like Walmart and Sam’s Club have joined IBM’s Food Trust network, which uses a distributed ledger to keep track of the supply chain from farm to store.


The ride-hailing industry is the opposite of decentralized in many ways, but a handful of startups are using blockchain to facilitate transactions between drivers and riders. Drife, for example, operates in Bangalore and works through a system of “personalized smart contracts.” Riders stake the app’s DRF token to be chosen for rides, and drivers pay an annual fee.

The Netspective Communications LLC invention works as follows

An embodiment of the crowdsourced initiatives exchange system is described herein. It includes a plurality computing terminals that are associated with a plurality innovation sources. The ecosystem comprises a distributed trusted ledgers network, a computing device connected to the plurality computing terminals that can be accessed and monitored by the innovators, and a processing circuit with an initiatives tracking device to track the innovations that are associated with each computing terminal. A central initiative management device is part of the processing circuit. The ecosystem contains a hardware-based identity verification appliance that verifies the integrity of the plurality computing terminals as well as the associated innovators. It allows for secured access to the plurality computing terminals, and associates metadata with the innovations to create a digital ownership, digital time, and digital geographic identity.

Background for Blockchain-based crowdsourced initiatives tracking and system

Technical Field

The embodiments are generally related to blockchain systems and in particular trusted blockchain systems for crowdsourced monitoring, development, evaluation and scoring of innovations and other sub-innovations within a distributed technological environment.

Description of Related Art

Many agencies and organizations offer financial aid and other rewards, such as grants and scholarships. For valuable ideas. Many organizations don’t know how to select the best ideas from the many submitted ideas. These organizations find the evaluation process challenging. Companies also have difficulty tracking and/or developing innovative global initiatives and innovations.

In light of the above, an embodiment provides a distributed blockchain-based crowdsourced initiative exchange ecosystem. The crowdsourced initiative exchange ecosystem includes a plurality computing terminals that are associated with respective pluralitys of innovators. These computing terminals serve as sources for innovations and sub-innovations. They also store computer executable files at each computing terminal of the innovators. A crowdsourced initiatives exchange network connects the plurality of computing terminals.

The crowdsourced initiative exchange ecosystem contains a distributed trusted blockchain ledgers system that stores copies of the computer executable files. Each ledger also contains trust notes and innovations that define security and trust among computing terminals. This allows each computing terminal to trust the other computing terminal via blockchain. The distributed ledgers system allows the coding of rules-based contract that execute when certain conditions are met. The crowdsourced initiative exchange ecosystem includes a computing unit that is communicatively connected with the plurality computing terminals via the crowdsourced networks. It can access private the executable files at the plurality computing terminals. This will allow the crowdsourced ledgers to source, monitor and monitor innovations from an external system.

The crowdsourced initiative exchange ecosystem comprises a processing circuit communicatively connected to the computing device, and the plurality computing terminals. The processing circuit also includes an initiatives tracking device, which tracks innovations in the crowdsourced initiative exchange network by accessing distributed ledgers associated to the plurality of computing terminals. These ledgers allow the computing devices to privately review the executable files. A central initiative management device is also part of the processing circuit. It includes an evaluation device to evaluate the innovations based upon one or more inputs. One or more inputs are used to determine the credentialed score for an innovator, a crowdsourcing indicator, a reference index, an inventor reputation criteria, degree of overlap with sub-innovation, and a crowdsourcing index. The crowdsourcing index is a non-linear relationship between a number crowdsource respondents. The referencing index indicates connections of the innovation to other references. A scoring device is part of the central initiatives management device. It assigns an innovation score to each innovation based on evaluation output. Crowdsourced initiatives exchange ecosystem contains a memory device that stores the enterprise asset library. This allows for the storage of computer executable files extracted from computing terminals. It also includes information about the innovations, including computer executable inventor profiles, computer executable initiative documents, computer executable invention disclosures and computer executable innovator credentialing. The computer executable evaluation output and associated scores is stored in the memory device.

The crowdsourced initiative exchange ecosystem contains a hardware-based identification validation appliance that verifies the integrity of the plurality computing terminals and associated innovators. It authorizes secure and private access to the plurality computing terminals to the crowdsourced Initiatives exchange network and associates metadata with the innovations, defining a digital ownership, digital time, and digital geographical identity. A hardware-based identity validation appliance has a geospatial mapping device that performs geo-tagging on the computing terminals and computer executable files. The geo-tags are then compared with pre-stored information about the innovators to verify processing validation. Geo-tagging uses geo-spatial information that is received via an electric signal from the computing terminals. The crowdsourced initiative exchange ecosystem includes a digital acquire unit and multichannel amps that are operatively coupled with the geo-spatial map device, communicatively connected with the GPS-based device, and configured for preprocessing and amplifying the electric signals received by the GPS)-based devices.

The ecosystem could include a web platform with a user-interactive interface that is accessible via the computing device. An initiative tracking device can track sub-innovations of an innovation by removing at least one element or attribute from the original innovation. This results in a tangible product different from the original innovation in at least one property: a physical property; a chemical property; or a biological property. An initiative tracking device can track sub-innovations of an innovation by adding unrelated attributes to the innovation. This results in tangible products that are different from the original innovation in at least one property, a chemical, or a biological property.

The initiatives tracking device can track sub-innovations of an innovation by copying attributes and elements of the innovation and making modifications to it to create a sub-innovation that differs from the original innovation in at least one property. An initiative tracking device can track sub-innovations of an innovation by removing attributes or elements from the invention and arranging them so that they are different from the original innovation in at least one of the following: a physical rearrangement results a different product, a chemical property or a biological type, while a chemical rearrangement results a different molecule, compound or chemical. A memory device can be used to store program instructions that are designed to perform specific tasks such as unification, elimination, or rearrangement within an innovation’s attributes or elements to create a multitude of sub-innovations.

The derived subinnovations could include a first innovation derived from an innovation based upon a first similarity relation and a second subinnovation derived form the first subinnovation based upon a second similarity. The second similarity relationship, and the first similarity relationship, may be different. Further, the derived sub-innovations could include a third subinnovation derived from a second subinnovation. This is because the third similarity relation between the second and third subinnovations might be different than the first and second similarity relationships. The sub-innovations, the first sub-innovation and second sub-innovation and the third subinnovation are all non-obvious.

The ecosystem could include a mapping system that can create a digital map of the initiatives, including sub-innovations and similarity relationships. This will help to identify relationship trends. The processing circuit can be set up to track innovations from an external system that is not integrated or owned by the computing device. This is done by accessing the distributed ledgers which are private and accessible only by the computing device. A set of computer-controlled operations may allow the processing circuit to create sub-innovations. The processing circuit can be programmed to read the distributed ledgers that are associated with the plurality computing terminals and track one or more sub-innovations. Computer-controlled operations can be used to alter the configuration of the innovations in at most one attribute or element. The sub-innovations could be different from those in any category that includes any of a physical, chemical, or biological property. Sub-innovations may also be created by any combination of eliminating, unifying, rearranging elements or attributes in the respective innovations.

In this example, each innovation may be identified by a computer executable structure that is stored in the form a computer executable. This structure may link an innovation to its sub-innovations using relational structures kept in distributed trusted ledgers. A facial expression-based validation device may be included in the identity validation appliance to receive data indicative that micro facial expressions were extracted from the respective facial expressions sensors. A micro expressions-based validation device could include image processing circuitry and associated memory to interpret micro facial expressions and to compare them to predefined facial patterns in order to validate the identity of the innovators.

The ecosystem could also include a credentialing platform that determines the credentialed score for the innovators and crowdsourcing index. A profile segmenting engine may be used to create federated digital profiles that are associated with the innovators. A segment certification engine may be included in the credentialing system to allow certification of the federated profiles associated with the innovators via a plurality digital nodes representing crowdsourced respondents connected together in a digital architecture. A segment rating engine may be included in the credentialing system to assign ratings to credentialed profiles. A profile rating engine may be part of the credentialing system. It will use the ratings to determine the credentialed score, and then associate it with the profiles of the individual innovators. The evaluation device may use the score to evaluate the identity of the innovators.

These and other aspects of embodiments will be easier to appreciate and understand when they are viewed in conjunction with the accompanying drawings and description. The following descriptions are intended to illustrate and not limit the possibilities of preferred embodiments. You can make many modifications and changes within the scope of these embodiments without departing from its spirit. The embodiments include all such modifications.

The embodiments and their various features and beneficial details are described in detail with the help of the non-limiting embodiments, which are shown in the accompanying illustrations and detailed in this description. The descriptions of well-known components are left out to avoid confusing the embodiments. These examples are provided to aid in understanding the various ways the embodiments can be used and to make it easier for those skilled in the art to use the methods. The examples are not meant to limit the scope of the embodiments described herein.

In the following detailed description, we refer to the accompanying drawings which form a part of this document. These are used to illustrate specific embodiments that can be practiced. These embodiments are also known as “examples” in this document. These embodiments, also referred to herein as “examples”, are sufficiently detailed to allow those skilled in art to use them. It is also to be understood that embodiments can be combined or that other embodiments may have been utilized.

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FIG. “FIG.1 illustrates an example distributed architecture of a computerized initiative exchange ecosystem 100. The ecosystem 100 includes a number of crowdsourced innovators, a plurality computing terminals 102 that are operatively connected to a crowdsourced initiatives network 104. The initiatives exchange ecosystem 100 can track and develop crowdsourced innovations in the crowdsourced innovation network 104. These initiatives may be stored as computer executable files at various computing terminals that are associated with the innovators. Initiatives may include both innovations and sub-innovations that are defined as executable files. Tracking innovations and initiatives can include developing or tracking sub-innovations that are based on parent innovations, or other sub-innovations related to the innovations. In some cases, each innovation may track sub-innovations. The ecosystem 100 can perform additional tasks such as innovation rating, milestone tracking, scoring, and scoring. The ecosystem 100 can be used to track innovations and sub-innovations worldwide in an automated and simplified manner.

The ecosystem 100 contains a computing device (or computing systems) 106 that is operatively connected with the crowdsourced initiatives exchange network. 104 The computing device 106 can include desktop and laptop computers, workstation computers, server computer system, network of computer systems as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), portable devices and any other electronic data processing systems. The computing device (106) may contain hardware/software devices that can perform computational tasks related to tracking, developing, scoring and evaluating initiatives. These tasks can be done via a standalone application, a web browser graphical interface (GUI), and a Rich Internet Interface. A particular embodiment may be implemented in computer software that is part of the ecosystem 100. A web platform 108 is also included in the ecosystem 100. It can be accessed via a graphical user interface 110 from the computing device. The computing device (106) may be connected to the plurality if computing terminals via the crowdsourced initiatives exchange network (104) and can access the private computer executable files that signify the initiatives, which are stored at the plurality if computing terminals. Each initiative may contain innovations and sub-innovations. Each innovation is tracked by sub-innovations. Each innovation and its sub-innovations can be defined using a computer executable file structure. This computer executable structure stores a digital relationship between each innovation and its sub-innovations via digital relational structures.

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