On Thursdays the USPTO publishes new pending patent applications. Both of today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of digital rights managment. Assigned to SAP (DE), the first application discloses techniques for generating constraints for use in access control. Assigned to Managed Audience Share Solutions LLC, the second application discloses techniques for managing organized binary advertising asset markets.
20110321154, "Systems and methods for generating constraints for use in access control," assigned to SAP AG (DE).
In one embodiment the present invention includes a computer-implemented method for generating constraints for use in an access control system. In one embodiment, roles, document types, and permissions are stored in a 3-D model, such as a matrix or table. The 3-D model is converted to 2-D models, where users are inserted for roles and documents are inserted for document types. The 3-D model and 2-D models represent access rights. Supplemental information about the access rights is added to the 2-D tables. In one embodiment, attribute exploration is used to generate supplemental information. Constraints are generated from the 2-D tables for use in controlling access rights in a computer system.
20110320300, "Methods, systems, and computer program products for managing organized binary advertising asset markets," assigned to Managed Audience Share Solutions LLC.
Binary advertising markets are developed where personalized media such as digital and even analog advertising is delivered to and accessed by audience members enabling advertisers to buy advertising for broadcast to televisions, smartphones and other types of digital devices. The market is designed to provide participants a new way to have their orders entered, matched, executed, and settled, to manage and monitor risk characteristics of their content placement or advertising placement transactions, and any rights and positions that result from those transactions. Standardized units of exchange represented by profile access rights and display space access rights appropriately designed for their respective markets are used in both primary direct and secondary alternative markets. Processes are also implemented where an audience member receives economic benefit in exchange for confirming view of or rating an advertisement, or viewing advertisements while logged in.