New patents are issued by the USPTO on Tuesdays. Today's Spotlight Patents continue our theme of blockchain (distributed ledger,smart contracts) and digital rights management broadly construed. Assigned to Accenture, the first patent addresses techniques for secure 3D model sharing using distributed ledger. Assigned to Forcepoint, the second of today's patents addresses techniques for generating a user behavior profile in a blockchain.
10,063,529, "Secure 3D model sharing using distributed ledger," assigned to Accenture Global Solutions (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.
10,063,568, "User behavior profile in a blockchain," assigned to Forcepoint LLC.
A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for generating a cyber behavior profile, comprising: monitoring user interactions between a user and an information handling system; converting the user interactions and the information about the user into electronic information representing the user interactions; generating a unique cyber behavior profile based upon the electronic information representing the user interactions and the information about the user; and, storing information relating to the unique cyber behavior profile in a behavior blockchain.