International Business Machines had four patents in gaming during Q1 2024. IBM has developed a system for creating an anonymous leaderboard in monitored computing environments, where entities are assigned encrypted identities and dynamic non-fungible tokens (NFTs) upon registration. Progress elements trigger the generation of static NFTs stored in a blockchain data structure, with entries in the leaderboard based on these NFTs. Additionally, IBM has introduced a method for iterative workload processing, where a processor device performs mandatory and preferred processing tasks within specified timeframes based on historical data. GlobalData’s report on International Business Machines gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

International Business Machines grant share with gaming as a theme is 50% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Anonymous leaderboard based on non-fungible tokens (Patent ID: US20240091653A1)

The patent filed by IBM introduces an anonymous leaderboard system for monitored computing environments. When an entity registers with the monitored environment, an encrypted identity and a dynamic non-fungible token (NFT) are generated. The NFT is associated with a blockchain data structure, and when the entity achieves predefined progress elements, a static NFT is generated and stored in the blockchain. Entries in the anonymous leaderboard are created based on the blockchain data, identifying entities by their encrypted identities. The system can be applied in various environments like employer computing systems or educational institutions, tracking achievements and generating rankings based on the rarity of progress elements achieved.

The method outlined in the patent involves generating encrypted identities and NFTs for registered entities in monitored computing environments, linking them to blockchain data structures. Progress element notifications are received based on predefined criteria being met, leading to the generation of static NFTs stored in the blockchain. Entries in an anonymous leaderboard are created using this data, positioning users based on the rarity of their achievements. The system can be used in user experience systems like games, employer environments, or educational institutions, providing a unique way to track and showcase accomplishments while maintaining anonymity.

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