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ONE- TIME PASSWORD FOR LOCKS & LIMITS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021397D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jan-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 200K

Publishing Venue

Sony Technical Digest

Related People

Tara Burnhouse: INVENTOR [+3]

Abstract

This invention was developed for the SAT-A60/B60 digital satellite receiving box. The invention entails a one-time password entry screen, where the user can set or eliminate their password. To initiate the setting of the password, the user would first have to access the Locks & Limits menu, clicking on the edit icon once there. Inside of the Edit Locks & Limits menu, the user would select the "One-Time Password" option, in which the user would then be able to institute the one-time password system. The one-time password is automatically eliminated by the system after being used-in order for the user to re-use the one-time password option, the user must go back into the "One-Time Password" screen and create a new password.

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Sony Technical Digest, Volume 3, November 2000, ISSN 1521-5180

ONE- TIME PASSWORD FOR LOCKS & LIMITS

Invention by:

Tara Burnhouse

Yuko Nishikawa

Dayan Golden

This invention was developed for the SAT-A60/B60 digital satellite receiving box. The invention entails a one-time password entry screen, where the user can set or eliminate their password. To initiate the setting of the password, the user would first have to access the Locks & Limits menu, clicking on the edit icon once there. Inside of the Edit Locks & Limits menu, the user would select the "One-Time Password" option, in which the user would then be able to institute the one-time password system. The one-time password is automatically eliminated by the system after being used-in order for the user to re-use the one-time password option, the user must go back into the "One-Time Password" screen and create a new password.

This invention gives a parent who is away from home the ability to let a child watch a program that would normally be locked. Thus, the one-time password would unlock the system for a set amount of time on one occasion only. As the password is entered, it will appear as a set of four asterisks. If the password status is set, the system will prompt the user for the password before allowing the system to be reset.

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