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Family Safe TV

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242272D
Publication Date: 2015-Jun-30
Document File: 3 page(s) / 238K

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Related People

Marvin DeMerchant: INVENTOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a system that provides family safe TV by using a single controllable place for users to find and enjoy live TV, video content, and applications. The user is only able to select appropriate content based on a set of user-defined criteria and an intelligent usage based system.

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Sony Corporation

Sony Electronics Inc.

IPD Case #201505478

Title: Family Safe TV

Description of the Invention:

Disclosed is a system that provides family safe TV by using a single controllable place for users to find and enjoy live TV, video content, and applications. The user is only able to select appropriate content based on a set of user-defined criteria and an intelligent usage based system.

Inventor:

Marvin DeMerchant

Invention Disclosure:

What issues/problems does your invention try to address?

A system to prevent young viewers from exposure to age-inappropriate television (TV), video, and application content is needed.

How did others try to address these issues/problems?

Current approaches include single purpose applications and content rating systems including show/channel blocking.

Explain your invention and specifically identify the new and novel features.

The novel contribution is a system that provides family safe TV based on user-defined criteria. The system provides a single controllable place for users to find and enjoy age-appropriate live TV, video content, and applications.

The system includes an application or operating system (OS) for a TV, mobile phone, tablet, or other video display system that displays a subset of integrated and filtered content (e.g., live streaming TV broadcasts, streaming or recorded TV/video content, applications, games, etc.) based on an intelligent and/or user defined set of criteria. That is, the current user is only able to select appropriate content based on a set of user-defined criteria and an intelligent usage based system. Criteria can include:

·         User (device usage logging)

·         Broadcast TV ratings normaliza...