Apparatus and method for improved parental control of television use

  • US RE41,993 E1
  • Filed: 11/20/2003
  • Issued: 12/07/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/29/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A system for exercising access control over a television program comprising:

  • a memory for storing television program schedule information including program titles for a plurality of television programs;

    a monitor for displaying some of the schedule information including program titles;

    an input device for selecting one of the displayed program titles for viewing a television program represented by the selected program title; and

    a parental control circuit for blocking the selected television program from being viewed as a function of the television program schedule information.

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