Trusted and secure techniques, systems and methods for item delivery and execution

  • US 6,185,683 B1
  • Filed: 12/28/1998
  • Issued: 02/06/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/13/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A system including:

  • a first apparatus including, user controls, a communications port, a processor, a memory storing;

    a first secure container containing a governed item, the first secure container governed item being at least in part encrypted;

    a first secure container rule at least in part governing an aspect of access to or use of said first secure container governed item; and

    a second secure container, the second secure container containing audit information; and

    hardware or software used for receiving and opening secure containers, said secure containers each including the capacity to contain a governed item, a secure container rule being associated with each of said secure containers;

    a protected processing environment at least in part protecting information contained in said protected processing environment from tampering by a user of said first apparatus, said protected processing environment including hardware or software used for applying said first secure container rule and a second secure container rule in combination to at least in part govern at least one aspect of access to or use of a governed item contained in a secure container; and

    hardware or software used for transmission of secure containers to other apparatuses or for the receipt of secure containers from other apparatuses.

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