Abstract:

Techniques for automatically modulating a physical configuration of a reconfigurable building structure. A reconfigurable building structure may be constructed of physical elements that are movable with respect to one another to facilitate actuating the reconfigurable building structure between a plurality of different physical configurations. The physical configuration of a reconfigurable building structure may be adjusted to accommodate for physical dimensions of an item that is going to be moved into the reconfigurable building structure. For example, a spacing between two shelves may be expanded in response to an order being placed for a large item. In this way, when the item is delivered to a physical address associated with the reconfigurable building structure, various physical characteristics of the reconfigurable building structure may have already been modulated to accept the item.

Country: United States
Grant Date: November 9, 2021
INVENTORS: DILEEP KUMAR BASAM, Andrew Chalkley, Ethan Rubinson, Jean-David Ruvini, Bindia Saraf, Qiaosong Wang

Abstract:

Technologies are shown for managing stored value on a blockchain involving creating a stored value contract block on a blockchain having an identifier of a first entity and code for transferring a portion of a stored value to a designated party. Funds data is stored to the blockchain indicating the stored value committed to the stored value contract block by the first entity. Code is invoked with an identifier of a second entity to transfer a portion of the stored value to the second entity. Some examples involve an intermediary entity verifying conditions defined in the stored value contract block in order to complete transfer. Other examples involve an intermediary entity monitoring conditions in order to initiate transfer when the conditions are satisfied.

Country: United States
Grant Date: November 17, 2020
INVENTORS: Sergio Gonzales Jr, Dave Kamalsky, Ethan Rubinson

Ethan Rubinson