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Personalized Mobile TV Remote Control with Parental Controls

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242274D
Publication Date: 2015-Jun-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 233K

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Marvin DeMerchant: INVENTOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a system that enables a user to access a user interface for controlling and selecting age appropriate content on a tablet and then playing it on a television.

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Sony Corporation

Sony Electronics Inc.

IPD Case #201505481

Title: Personalized Mobile TV Remote Control with Parental Controls

Description of the Invention:

Disclosed is a system that enables a user to access a user interface for controlling and selecting age appropriate content on a tablet and then playing it on a television.

Inventor:

Marvin DeMerchant

Invention Disclosure:

What issues/problems does your invention try to address?

A system is needed to provide TV parental controls and mobile personalization to provide a family safe viewing mode, especially when viewers are small children. The main user needs for viewing are communication, content, and control.

How did others try to address these issues/problems?

Current systems might learn by usage or have curated content and time based controls and time allowances. Cable and satellite systems use TV rating locks, which are not always used. Streaming video providers offer filtered searches, simple user interfaces, and time limits. These approaches do not offer sufficient parental control features. In addition, current systems use complex remotes and can be difficult to use.

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

The novel contribution is a system that enables the use of a tablet (i.e. handheld device) to control and view appropriate television content. The UI allows a user to select appropriate content with a single click and then and play it on a TV.

Is there a preferred or best way to...