Salesforce had six patents in mobile during Q4 2023. Salesforce Inc filed patents related to managing customer relations management information stored in a relational database, involving tokens minted on a blockchain. The patents also cover authentication of smart contracts deployed on a blockchain, determining environmental impact profiles based on token minting, and transferring tokens based on redemption policies. These innovations aim to enhance efficiency and transparency in blockchain-based transactions within the database system. GlobalData’s report on Salesforce gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Salesforce grant share with mobile as a theme is 0% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Authorizing public trust ledger actions via a database system (Patent ID: US20230394481A1)

The patent filed by Salesforce Inc. describes a computing system that utilizes a relational database to store customer relations management information, including transaction records reflecting tokens minted on a blockchain and transferred to customers of various tenants. The system includes a blockchain interface to deploy smart contracts to the blockchain, owned by an owner account associated with a specific tenant. These smart contracts are linked to voucher creator accounts, which are assigned roles and associated with public and private keys stored on the blockchain and in the database. Transaction vouchers are created, signed with private keys, and transmitted to client devices, allowing the smart contract to perform actions after validation using public keys.

Furthermore, the method outlined in the patent involves storing customer information in a database, deploying smart contracts to the blockchain, creating transaction vouchers, and transmitting them to client devices for action execution. The system ensures security and validation by utilizing different keys for ownership and vouchers, assigning multiple accounts with voucher roles, and confirming transaction details such as amounts and wallet identifiers. The smart contracts are uniquely identified on the blockchain, allowing for efficient validation processes and actions like minting tokens to recipient wallets. Overall, the patent details a comprehensive system for managing customer relations and transactions using blockchain technology and smart contracts.

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