For this week's Spotlight Applications, we are looking at blockchain and digital rights management. Assigned to Accenture, the first application discloses techniques for secure 3D model sharing using distributed ledger. Assigned to Bank of America, the second application discloses techniques for establishing secure access for users in a process data network.
20170279783, "Secure 3D model sharing using distributed ledger," assigned to Accenture Global Solutions Limited (IE)
This document generally describes systems, methods, devices, and other techniques for using distributed ledgers, such as a blockchain database, to facilitate secure distribution and use of 3D model files to 3D printers over a computing network. A 3D printer controller may access an electronic ledger that identifies a plurality of 3D model files that have been made available for distribution. A particular 3D model file and a secret key may be obtained by the printer, where the 3D model file is encrypted based on the secret key. The secret key can be decrypted using a private key associated with the computing device that corresponds to the public key. After decrypting the secret key, the particular 3D model file can be decrypted using the secret key, and after decrypting the particular 3D model file, the particular 3D model file can be executed on the printer to print a physical 3D object.
20170244707, "System for establishing secure access for users in a process data network," assigned to Bank of America.
Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for a system for establishing secure access for users in a process data network. The present invention is configured to create a block chain of resource information based on at least aggregated information associated with past transfer of resources executed by an entity; analyze the block chain of resource information to determine a pattern associated with the past transfer of resources executed by the entity; receive an indication that the entity has executed a transfer of resources; receive information associated with the transfer of resources; compare the information associated with the transfer of resources with the pattern associated with the past transfer of resources executed by the entity to determine a match; and allow the execution of the transfer of resources.