New pending patent applications are publishes on Thursdays by the USPTO.Both of today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of digital rights management. Assigned to the Industrial Technology Research Institute (TW), the first application discloses techniques that include using a DRM packer, a DRM object database, a distribution manager, a tracking recording unit, and an index controller. Assigned to Evidian, the second application discloses techniques for remotely locking/unlocking a machine.
20130041991, "Digital rights management apparatus and method," assigned to Industrial Technology Research Institute (TW).
A digital rights management (DRM) apparatus and a DRM method are disclosed. The DRM apparatus includes a DRM packer, a DRM object database, a distribution manager, a tracking recording unit, and an index controller. The DRM packager generates M content objects according to a digital content and outputs M DRM objects. The DRM object database stores the M DRM objects. The distribution manager selects N DRM objects according to request information from a client. M and N are positive integers, and N is less than M. The index controller controls the distribution manager to transmit N content objects to the client according to the tracking record, index information, a control rule, and a rights datum.
20130031614, "Method for remotely locking/unlocking a machine," assigned to Evidian (FR).
A method for changing the status, locked or unlocked, of a target machine including a security service and a session management module includes receiving, by the security service, a query corresponding to a request to change the status of the target machine, the query including at least one piece of identification information from a user of a source machine; from the security service, verifying if access rights to the target machine related to the user of the source machine allow a change in the status of the target machine by the user; if so, sending, from the security service, a status change message to the session management module of the target machine and proceeding to the status change made by the session management module.