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, CA14198

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Heller, David San Jose, US 88 2982
Miller, Jeff Mountain View, US 68 612
Robbin, Jeffrey L Los Altos, US 152 5190

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
2003/0233,651 System and method for parental control of digital display media 7 2002
* 2004/0040,034 Unified parental locks 17 2003
* 2005/0240,960 Method and apparatus for controlling child's internet use 14 2004
* 2005/0028,191 Content control system 49 2004
 
Yellowstone Environmental Science, Inc. (1)
5,485,518 Electronic media program recognition and choice 169 1993
 
SPOTWARE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 6,662,365 Unified parental locks 77 1999
 
LINKEDIN CORPORATION (1)
7,100,053 Monitoring and managing user access to content via a portable data storage medium 18 2000
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
5,978,920 Computer system having a function for intercepting lewd/violent programs and method for controlling access of such lewd/violent programs 40 1997
 
SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
* 6,363,434 Method of managing resources within a network of consumer electronic devices 122 1999
 
NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (1)
* 2005/0097,595 Method and system for controlling access to content 172 2003
 
CLEARPLAY, INC. (1)
* 2006/0277,564 Apparatus and method for blocking audio/visual programming and for muting audio 35 2004
 
Levin, Shmuel (1)
7,370,208 Method and apparatus for automatic control of access 21 2002
 
APPLE INC. (4)
2004/0268,451 Graphical user interface for browsing, searching and presenting media items 69 2004
* 2005/0021,478 Method and system for network-based purchase and distribution of media 69 2004
* 2005/0050,345 Method and system for secure network-based distribution of content 51 2004
* 2005/0203,959 Network-based purchase and distribution of digital media items 32 2005
 
UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC. (1)
* 2005/0251,827 Interactive television program guide system having multiple devices within a household 213 2005
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (9)
* 6,038,551 System and method for configuring and managing resources on a multi-purpose integrated circuit card using a personal computer 469 1996
* 6,637,027 System and method for controlling access to broadcast services 43 2000
7,124,938 Enhancing smart card usage for associating media content with households 47 2000
* 2002/0128,061 Method and apparatus for restricting access to content in a gaming system 42 2001
2006/0107,304 Data-driven media guide 7 2004
* 2007/0013,515 Parental controls for a media console 22 2005
* 2007/0016,870 Control panel framework 4 2005
2006/0161,668 Parental controls customization and notification 10 2006
2007/0288,616 Management of media content ratings information 1 2006
 
ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS, INC. (1)
2004/0260,801 Apparatus and methods for monitoring and controlling network activity using mobile communications devices 47 2004
 
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
* 6,519,412 Apparatus and method for changing viewing restriction level in a parental control system for digital versatile disc player 11 1997
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
* 5,745,714 Method and system in a data processing system for the association and display of a plurality of objects 8 1996
 
HEALTH HERO NETWORK, INC. (1)
* 5,933,136 Network media access control system for encouraging patient compliance with a treatment plan 699 1996
 
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (1)
2007/0245,398 Universal parental control 9 2006
 
GAMETAP LLC (1)
* 2006/0136,964 Systems and methods for delivering content over a network 64 2005
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 2003/0163,811 Positive parental control 30 2002
 
THOMSON LICENSING (2)
* 2004/0078,806 System and method for displaying a summary menu of stored user profiles 6 2003
* 2006/0218,575 Parental monitoring of digital content 23 2004
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (3)
* 2002/0013,941 V-CHIP PLUS +: IN-GUIDE USER INTERFACE APPARATUS AND METHOD 71 1999
* 6,701,523 V-Chip plus+in-guide user interface apparatus and method for programmable blocking of television and other viewable programming, such as for parental control of a television receiver 126 1999
* 2005/0125,822 Television schedule system with access control 16 2004
 
ENTROPIC COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (1)
* 6,020,882 Television access control system 74 1998
 
CABLE TELEVISION LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
2008/0196,055 RESTRICTING ACCESS TO CONTENT 5 2007
 
F. POSZAT HU, L.L.C. (1)
6,722,984 Game controller with parental control functionality 35 2000
 
CSR TECHNOLOGY INC. (1)
6,567,979 Method and apparatus for enforcing DVD parental control across an enterprise 48 1998
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (2)
6,400,996 Adaptive pattern recognition based control system and method 896 1999
6,850,252 Intelligent electronic appliance system and method 1200 2000
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
7,046,139 Method and parental control and monitoring of usage of devices connected to home network 42 2004
 
YAHOO! INC. (1)
* 2002/0049,806 Parental control system for use in connection with account-based internet access server 176 2001
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Cadence Media, Inc. (1)
* 2008/0208,692 SPONSORED CONTENT CREATION AND DISTRIBUTION 23 2008
 
APPLE INC. (1)
* 2009/0064,314 Method and Apparatus for Implementing Parental Controls for a Portable Media Device 3 2007
 
SONY CORPORATION (1)
* 2010/0199,359 Operation apparatus, content parental lock setting method, and electronic apparatus 5 2009
 
FREE STREAM MEDIA CORP. (3)
9,154,942 Zero configuration communication between a browser and a networked media device 0 2013
9,026,668 Real-time and retargeted advertising on multiple screens of a user watching television 0 2013
9,167,419 Discovery and launch system and method 0 2013
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
* 2011/0307,831 User-Controlled Application Access to Resources 6 2010
 
LINKEDIN CORPORATION (5)
* 8,745,139 Configuring channels for sharing media 0 2009
* 8,601,087 Configuring channels for sharing media 0 2009
* 2010/0299,402 CONFIGURING CHANNELS FOR SHARING MEDIA 2 2009
* 2010/0299,391 CONFIGURING CHANNELS FOR SHARING MEDIA 25 2009
* 2010/0299,601 CONFIGURING CHANNELS FOR SHARING MEDIA 1 2009
* Cited By Examiner

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