Mastercard International Inc., Purchase, NY, has been assigned a patent (11487443) developed by Schukai, Robert, Marietta, GA, for “systems and methods for use in segregating data blocks to distributed storage.“
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “Systems and methods are provided for storing data blocks in distributed storage. One exemplary computer-implemented method includes, in response to receipt of a data block comprising data, generating a value N for the data block, wherein the value N includes a variable integer greater than one and dividing the data block into N segments, wherein each segment includes a portion of the data. The method also includes generating a value M for the data block, wherein the value M includes a variable integer greater than or equal to one, and adding M segments of chaff to the N segments. The method then includes encrypting the N segments and the M segments of chaff and distributing the M segments and the N segments in distributed storage, wherein the N segments and the M segments of chaff are stored in multiple different storage devices included in the distributed storage.”
The patent application was filed on 2020-05-22 (16/882007).