Global patent index - EP 1066721 A1

EP 1066721 A1 2001-01-10 - APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PARENTAL CONTROL USING V-CHIP PLUS+ AND MASTER PASSWORD

Title (en)

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PARENTAL CONTROL USING V-CHIP PLUS+ AND MASTER PASSWORD

Title (de)

GERÄT UND VERFAHREN ZUM ERMÖGLICHEN VON KONTROLLE DURCH ELTERN MITTELS V-CHIP PLUS+ UND HAUPTPASSWORT

Title (fr)

APPAREIL ET PROCEDE DE CONTROLE PARENTAL FAISANT INTERVENIR LE MODE PLUS + DE PUCE ANTIVIOLENCE ET UN MOT DE PASSE MAITRE

Publication

EP 1066721 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99912225 A

Priority

  • US 9904133 W
  • US 7629098 P
  • US 10057598 P
  • US 19003198 A
  • US 11134298 P
  • US 22161598 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9944361A1] A method and apparatus for exercising access control over television programs using a parental control interface that has different functions are provided. The method requires a password to enter into a master mode for obtaining unlimited access to all the functions of the parental control interface. Once in the master mode, the user may enter a criterion for blocking a television program from being viewed or recorded or the user can override an already blocked television program. Once a master password is entered, the system is in a Master Password mode until the TV is turned off, the user exits the VChip Plus+ mode, or a certain time delay expires. If a user, not in the master mode, attempts to watch or record a program that meets the blocking criterion and the program does not meet the overriding criterion, a prompt is provided to the user to enter the password. Upon entering a correct password, the program is unblocked.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04N 7/10

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04N 5/91 (2006.01); H04N 5/445 (2011.01); H04N 7/088 (2006.01); H04N 7/16 (2011.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04N 21/4316 (2013.01); H04N 5/44543 (2013.01); H04N 7/0887 (2013.01); H04N 7/163 (2013.01); H04N 21/4314 (2013.01); H04N 21/4532 (2013.01); H04N 21/4751 (2013.01); H04N 21/4755 (2013.01); H04N 21/482 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9944361A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9944361 A1 19990902; AU 3064399 A 19990915; CA 2321914 A1 19990902; CN 1155243 C 20040623; CN 1299558 A 20010613; EP 1066721 A1 20010110; JP 2002505558 A 20020219

INPADOC legal status

2006-04-12 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20050902

2001-01-10 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000925

2001-01-10 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE