US Patent No: 7,689,920

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Parental control graphical user interface

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Abstract

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Improved graphical user interfaces suitable for restricting the availability of media items and/or podcasts are also disclosed. The graphical user interfaces are particularly useful for a system that provides purchase and distribution of media in a client-server environment.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
APPLE INC.CUPERTINO, CA9431

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Heller, David San Jose, CA 122 2010
Miller, Jeff Mountain View, CA 76 405
Robbin, Jeffrey L Los Altos, CA 187 3045

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