We continue the theme of DRM broadly construed and blockchain (distributed ledger). Assigned to Live Nation Entertainment, the first of today's Spotlight Patents concerns decentralized virtual trustless ledger techniques for access control. Assigned to Carfit, the second patent addresses techniques for automotive activity monitoring.
9,792,742, "Decentralized virtual trustless ledger for access control," assigned to Live Nation Entertainment.
Described are systems and techniques for leveraging a virtual distributed trustless database using access-enabling codes. The computations use private codes. Each computation includes the information from all previous computations so that a chain of computations is maintained and controlled. A central system insures that dual computations do not occur.
9,779,557, "Automotive activity monitor," assigned to Carfit Corp.
Embodiments are directed to monitoring vehicle operations. If sensor information based on sensor data captured by a sensor computer installed in a vehicle is provided to a server by a client computer. An analysis engine may compare the sensor information to vehicle models associated with the vehicle. One or more reports based on the comparison may be distributed registered subscribers. A modeling engine may be employed to update the vehicle models based on the sensor information. The one or more updated vehicle models may be communicated to one or more client computers that may be associated with one or more users. The sensor information may be obtained from the sensor computer. Sensor information may include metrics associated with the operation of the vehicle. Metrics may include timestamps, road shocks, straight line driving, harshness, acceleration, deceleration, trip length, travel speeds, or the like.