Parental control graphical user interface

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7689920
APP PUB NO 20070055754A1
SERIAL NO

11221351

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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, CA19697

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Heller, David San Jose, US 95 4629
Miller, Jeff Mountain View, US 75 938
Robbin, Jeffrey L Los Altos, US 189 9319

Cited Art Landscape

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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 22 2003
* 2005/0240,960 Method and apparatus for controlling child's internet use 19 2004
* 2005/0028,191 Content control system 67 2004
 
Yellowstone Environmental Science, Inc. (1)
5485518 Electronic media program recognition and choice 194 1993
 
SPOTWARE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 6662365 Unified parental locks 87 1999
 
PANASONIC CORPORATION (1)
7046139 Method and parental control and monitoring of usage of devices connected to home network 74 2004
 
LINKEDIN CORPORATION (1)
7100053 Monitoring and managing user access to content via a portable data storage medium 19 2000
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
5978920 Computer system having a function for intercepting lewd/violent programs and method for controlling access of such lewd/violent programs 42 1997
 
Sony Electronics Inc. (1)
* 6363434 Method of managing resources within a network of consumer electronic devices 151 1999
 
NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (1)
* 2005/0097,595 Method and system for controlling access to content 220 2003
 
CLEARPLAY, INC. (1)
* 2006/0277,564 Apparatus and method for blocking audio/visual programming and for muting audio 53 2004
 
LEVIN, SHMUEL (1)
7370208 Method and apparatus for automatic control of access 48 2002
 
APPLE INC. (4)
2004/0268,451 Graphical user interface for browsing, searching and presenting media items 103 2004
* 2005/0021,478 Method and system for network-based purchase and distribution of media 100 2004
* 2005/0050,345 Method and system for secure network-based distribution of content 63 2004
* 2005/0203,959 Network-based purchase and distribution of digital media items 38 2005
 
UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC. (1)
* 2005/0251,827 Interactive television program guide system having multiple devices within a household 342 2005
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (9)
* 6038551 System and method for configuring and managing resources on a multi-purpose integrated circuit card using a personal computer 531 1996
* 6637027 System and method for controlling access to broadcast services 46 2000
7124938 Enhancing smart card usage for associating media content with households 60 2000
* 2002/0128,061 Method and apparatus for restricting access to content in a gaming system 55 2001
2006/0107,304 Data-driven media guide 13 2004
* 2007/0013,515 Parental controls for a media console 38 2005
* 2007/0016,870 Control panel framework 6 2005
2006/0161,668 Parental controls customization and notification 11 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 56 2004
 
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
* 6519412 Apparatus and method for changing viewing restriction level in a parental control system for digital versatile disc player 12 1997
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
* 5745714 Method and system in a data processing system for the association and display of a plurality of objects 10 1996
 
Health Hero Network, Inc. (1)
* 5933136 Network media access control system for encouraging patient compliance with a treatment plan 859 1996
 
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (1)
2007/0245,398 Universal parental control 25 2006
 
Gametap LLC (1)
* 2006/0136,964 Systems and methods for delivering content over a network 133 2005
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 2003/0163,811 Positive parental control 38 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 28 2004
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (3)
* 2002/0013,941 V-CHIP PLUS +: IN-GUIDE USER INTERFACE APPARATUS AND METHOD 81 1999
* 6701523 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 139 1999
* 2005/0125,822 Television schedule system with access control 20 2004
 
ENTROPIC COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (1)
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CABLE TELEVISION LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
2008/0196,055 RESTRICTING ACCESS TO CONTENT 5 2007
 
OATH INC. (1)
* 2002/0049,806 Parental control system for use in connection with account-based internet access server 224 2001
 
F. POSZAT HU, L.L.C. (1)
6722984 Game controller with parental control functionality 41 2000
 
CSR TECHNOLOGY INC. (1)
6567979 Method and apparatus for enforcing DVD parental control across an enterprise 54 1998
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (2)
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6850252 Intelligent electronic appliance system and method 1509 2000
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (2)
* 9275206 Managing sensitive information 0 2013
* 2014/0208,225 MANAGING SENSITIVE INFORMATION 1 2013
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 2010/0146,432 Parental Control Graphical User Interface 5 2010
9961388 Exposure of public internet protocol addresses in an advertising exchange server to improve relevancy of advertisements 0 2016
9967295 Automated discovery and launch of an application on a network enabled device 0 2017
 
Cadence Media, Inc. (1)
* 2008/0208,692 SPONSORED CONTENT CREATION AND DISTRIBUTION 44 2008
 
APPLE INC. (1)
* 2009/0064,314 Method and Apparatus for Implementing Parental Controls for a Portable Media Device 6 2007
 
SONY CORPORATION (1)
* 2010/0199,359 Operation apparatus, content parental lock setting method, and electronic apparatus 12 2009
 
SATURN LICENSING LLC (1)
9781111 Operation apparatus, content parental lock setting method, and electronic apparatus 0 2014
 
FREE STREAM MEDIA CORP. (18)
9154942 Zero configuration communication between a browser and a networked media device 18 2013
9026668 Real-time and retargeted advertising on multiple screens of a user watching television 16 2013
9706265 Automatic communications between networked devices such as televisions and mobile devices 0 2013
9686596 Advertisement targeting through embedded scripts in supply-side and demand-side platforms 0 2013
9589456 Exposure of public internet protocol addresses in an advertising exchange server to improve relevancy of advertisements 1 2013
9591381 Automated discovery and launch of an application on a network enabled device 0 2013
9576473 Annotation of metadata through capture infrastructure 0 2013
9560425 Remotely control devices over a network without authentication or registration 2 2013
9167419 Discovery and launch system and method 19 2013
9258383 Monetization of television audience data across muliple screens of a user watching television 16 2014
9716736 System and method of discovery and launch associated with a networked media device 0 2015
9519772 Relevancy improvement through targeting of information based on data gathered from a networked device associated with a security sandbox of a client device 0 2015
9386356 Targeting with television audience data across multiple screens 12 2015
9854330 Relevancy improvement through targeting of information based on data gathered from a networked device associated with a security sandbox of a client device 0 2016
9838758 Relevancy improvement through targeting of information based on data gathered from a networked device associated with a security sandbox of a client device 0 2016
9866925 Relevancy improvement through targeting of information based on data gathered from a networked device associated with a security sandbox of a client device 0 2016
9848250 Relevancy improvement through targeting of information based on data gathered from a networked device associated with a security sandbox of a client device 0 2016
9703947 Relevancy improvement through targeting of information based on data gathered from a networked device associated with a security sandbox of a client device 0 2016
 
LINKEDIN CORPORATION (1)
* 2010/0299,601 CONFIGURING CHANNELS FOR SHARING MEDIA 3 2009
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (5)
* 8745139 Configuring channels for sharing media 0 2009
* 8601087 Configuring channels for sharing media 0 2009
* 2010/0299,402 CONFIGURING CHANNELS FOR SHARING MEDIA 19 2009
* 2010/0299,391 CONFIGURING CHANNELS FOR SHARING MEDIA 45 2009
* 2011/0307,831 User-Controlled Application Access to Resources 6 2010
 
GOOGLE LLC (1)
* 9872088 Monitoring and reporting household activities in the smart home according to a household policy 0 2015
 
PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA (1)
* 9621433 Control method used in a remote control system 0 2013
* Cited By Examiner

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