New pending patent applications are published on Thursdays. Both of today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of digital rights management. Assigned to Adobe, the first of today's applications discloses techniques for digital rights management and behavioral traits. Assigned to August Home, the second application discloses techniques for an intelligent door lock system with audio and RF communication.
20170032109, "Digital rights management and behavioral traits," assigned to Adobe.
Digital rights management and behavioral trait techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a method is described of specifying and controlling access to content to be created. Data is received, by one or more computing devices. The data describes characteristics of the content to be created along with a digital rights management policy specifying traits of a behavior to be met by a user in order to access one or more portions of the content. The content is created, based at least in part on the received characteristics, as specified by a user interacting with the one or more computing devices. The digital rights management policy is embedded as part of the created content by the one or more computing devices as a digital rights management module to control access to the one or more portions of the content based on whether the traits are met by a user that requests the access.
20170032602, "Intelligent door lock system with audio and RF communication," assigned to August Home, Inc.
A wireless access control system is provided to lock or unlock a first door at a dwelling of a user. A user remote access device transmits a first signal and a second signal. The user remote access device is configured to be in communication with an intelligent door lock system at the dwelling with the first door. The intelligent door lock system includes: a position sensing device configured to be coupled to a drive shaft of a lock device, the position sensing device sensing position of the drive shaft to assist in locking and unlocking the first lock of the lock device, an engine with a memory coupled to the position sensing device, the engine configured to execute software instructions relative to the positioning sensing device and an energy source coupled to the circuit. The user remote access device provides the first signal to the intelligent lock system for locking or unlocking of the first lock. The intelligent door lock system allows controlled access to the dwelling that includes an occupant of the dwelling as well as a designated third person granted access rights by the occupant. The user remote access device is configured to be in communication to a second lock at a vehicle of the user or at an office of the user. The user remote access device communicates with the second lock with the second signal to cause the second lock to lock or be unlocked. The remote access device has a controller for generating the first and second signals.