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meshDETECT® Announces Notice Of Allowance From The USPTO For Eighth Patent For Blockchain Wireless Services

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meshDETECT® is pleased to announce that it has recently received a notice of allowance for our third wireless blockchain patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for U.S. Patent Application Number 16/953,676 entitled “Systems and Methods For Blockchain Wireless Services In a Controlled Environment.”

A notice of allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office is a written notification that a patent application has cleared internal review and is pending issuance.

The claims in this latest patent are directed toward:

  • Implementing and managing an inmate-specific smart contract containing granted permissions and rights. The smart contract describes the granted permissions and rights of the inmate and metadata associated with the inmate and the smart contract is used to monitor, track, and record permission usage by the inmate as well as inmate transactions via the blockchain network.
  • A system for inmate metadata analysis and the creation of an inmate-specific contract in a blockchain network to monitor, manage and reward the behavior of an inmate. Based on inmate behavior, permissions and rights of the inmate are enhanced or removed via the inmate-specific smart contract.
  • Use of the blockchain for inmate management including certification and electronic verification of forms, records, and data requiring action by an inmate. The inmate-specific smart contract is updated in response to completion and verification of the updated forms, records and data.
  • A system for providing commissary and virtual asset access privileges to inmates via use of an access token as payment for or as proof of a right by the inmate to consume, view, and listen to physical assets and virtual assets. These virtual assets can be an eBook, an audio file, a software application, a video file, and voice and video call usage minutes.
  • A means for inmates to use shared mobile devices to access the blockchain, including the access to individual wallets containing the inmate’s tokens and the inmate-specific smart contract.

Our first two blockchain patents tied together the previously discreet domains of prison commissary providers, correctional banking systems, and the inmate communications services providers.

This latest patent protects the intellectual property necessary to leverage distributed ledger technology to now integrate jail management systems (JMS) data and functionality across these three domains via a shared and common blockchain combined with inmate-specific smart contracts.

Update (10/5/21): The patent (US11,140,263) was issued today by the United States Patent Office. You can view the patent here: Eighth meshDETECT patent