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1. WO2020136638 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AGGREGATION AND DISAGGREGATION OF DIGITAL ASSETS

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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A method of controlling manufacturing of items, the method comprising:

encrypting content in at least one limited edition object (LEO) file and associating at least one LEO token with at least one LEO file, wherein a LEO file includes at least one three- dimensional (3D) design representation of an item;

creating a first aggregated (GREG) file based on information in at least one of: a LEO file or a previously existing GREG file;

associating at least one aggregated (GREG) token with the GREG file and with at least one of: the at least one LEO token and a second GREG file; and

using at least one GREG token, by a server, to enable at least one of: (a) a manufacturing device to perform one or more manufacturing steps for an item and (b) a software program to perform a manufacturing step related to at least one design representation of an item.

2. The method of claim 1, comprising:

determining, based on the at least one GREG token, a respective set of design characteristics of a respective set of items; and

determining whether or not a manufacturing step can be performed for the entire set of items.

3. The method of claim 1, comprising:

receiving a definition of a manufacturing step; and

identifying a group of items that can be processed together by the manufacturing step.

4. The method of claim 1, comprising creating, based on a first GREG file or a LEO file, a second GREG file, the second GREG file associated with at least one representation of at least one item represented in the first GREG file or in the LEO file.

5. The method of claim 1, comprising modifying the GREG file based on information associated with at least one of: a LEO file and a GREG file.

6. The method of claim 1 , comprising, removing, from the GREG file, information related to at least one of: a LEO file associated with this GREG file and another GREG file associated with the GREG file.

7. The method of claim 1, comprising:

recording information related to usage of data associated with the GREG file; and associating the recorded information with the GREG token or GREG file.

8. The method of claim 1, wherein the GREG token is usable for retrieving, from a storage device, at least one of: a LEO token and a second GREG token.

9. The method of claim 1, wherein the GREG token is usable for at least one of: selecting, enabling and controlling at least one of: a pre-processing manufacturing step and a post -processing manufacturing step.

10. The method of claim 1, wherein the GREG token is usable for controlling the number of item copies manufactured.

11. The method of claim 1 , comprising including in the GREG file unprotected information.

12. A method of aggregating 3D digital assets, the method comprising:

encrypting content in at least one limited edition object (LEO) file and associating at least one LEO token with at least one LEO file, wherein a LEO file includes at least one three- dimensional (3D) digital asset related to an item;

creating a first aggregated (GREG) file based on information in at least one of: a LEO file and an existing aggregated (GREG) file;

associating at least one aggregated (GREG) token with the GREG file and with at least one of: the at least one LEO token and a second GREG file;

using at least one GREG token, by a server, to control a manufacturing step related to at least one of the digital assets.

13. A system for controlling manufacturing of items, the system comprising:

a memory; and

a controller configured to:

encrypting content in at least one limited edition object (LEO) file and associating at least one LEO token with at least one LEO file, wherein a LEO file includes at least one three-dimensional (3D) design representation of an item;

creating a first aggregated (GREG) file based on information in at least one of: a LEO file or a previously existing GREG file;

associating at least one aggregated (GREG) token with the GREG file and with at least one of: the at least one LEO token and a second GREG file; and

using at least one GREG token, by a server, to enable at least one of: (a) a manufacturing device to perform one or more manufacturing steps for an item and (b) a software program to perform a manufacturing step related to at least one representation of an item.

14. The system of claim 13, wherein the controller is configured to:

determine, based on the at least one GREG token, a respective set of design characteristics of a respective set of items; and

determine whether or not a manufacturing step can be performed for the entire set of items.

15. The system of claim 13, wherein the controller is configured to:

receive a definition of a manufacturing step; and

identify a group of items that can be processed together by the manufacturing step.

16. The system of claim 13, wherein the controller is configured to create, based on a first GREG file or a LEO file, a second GREG file, the second GREG file associated with at least one representation of at least one item represented in the first GREG file or in the LEO file.

17. The system of claim 13, wherein the controller is configured to modify the GREG file based on information associated with at least one of: a LEO file and a GREG file.

18. The system of claim 13, wherein the controller is configured to remove, from the GREG file, information related to at least one of: a LEO file associated with this GREG file and another GREG file associated with the GREG file.

19. The system of claim 13, wherein the controller is configured to:

record information related to usage of data associated with the GREG file; and

associate the recorded information with the GREG token or GREG file.

20. The system of claim 13, wherein the GREG token is usable for retrieving, from a storage device, at least one of: a LEO token and a second GREG token.

21. The system of claim 13, wherein the GREG token is usable for at least one of: selecting, enabling and controlling at least one of: a pre-processing manufacturing step and a post -processing manufacturing step.

22. The system of claim 13, wherein the GREG token is usable for controlling the number of item copies manufactured.

23. The system of claim 13, wherein the controller is configured to include in the GREG file unprotected information.

24. A method of controlling manufacturing of items, the method comprising:

encrypting at least some of the content in at least one of: a limited edition object (LEO) file and an aggregated (GREG) file, wherein the GREG file is created based on information in at least one of: a LEO file; and a previously existing GREG file and wherein content in a LEO file includes at least one three-dimensional (3D) design representation of an item;

associating a token with the 3D design representation, wherein the token is used to enable at least one of: (a) a manufacturing device to perform one or more manufacturing steps for the item and (b) a software program to perform a manufacturing step related to at least one representation of the item; and

upon granting a request for performing an additional step related to the item, performing a replenishment procedure, the replenishment procedure comprising associating at least one token to at least one of the LEO file and the GREG file.

25. A method of controlling manufacturing of items, the method comprising:

encrypting content in at least one of: a limited edition object (LEO) file and an aggregated (GREG) file, wherein the GREG file is created based on information in at least one of: a LEO file; and a previously existing GREG file and wherein the LEO file comprises at least one three-dimensional (3D) design representation of an item;

associating a plurality of tokens with the 3D design representation, wherein each of the tokens is used to enable at least one of: (a) a manufacturing device to perform one or more manufacturing steps for the item and (b) a software program to perform a manufacturing step related to at least one representation of the item; and

upon performing a manufacturing step for the item, deleting one or more of the tokens.

26. A method of controlling manufacturing of items, the method comprising:

associating a set of tokens with one or more 3D design representations, wherein each of the tokens is used to enable at least one of: (a) a manufacturing device to perform one or more manufacturing steps for the item and (b) a software program to perform a manufacturing step related to at least one representation of the item;

associating the plurality of tokens with at least one of: a limited edition object (LEO) file and an aggregated (GREG) file, wherein the GREG file is created based on information in at least one of: a LEO file; and a previously existing GREG file and wherein a LEO file comprises at least one three-dimensional (3D) design representation of an item; and disaggregating the set of tokens by associating a first subset of the set with a first GREG or LEO file and associating a second subset of the set with a second GREG or LEO file.