(54) METHOD AND USER INTERFACE FOR DOWNLOADING AUDIO AND VIDEO CONTENT FILTERS TO A MEDIA PLAYER
(76) Inventors: Matthew T. Jarman, Salt Lake City, UT (US); Brent L. Iverson, Lehi, UT (US)
DORSEY & WHITNEY, LLP
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT
370 SEVENTEENTH STREET
DENVER, CO 80202-5647 (US)
(21) Appl.No.: 11/256,419
(22) Filed: Oct. 20, 2005
Prior Publication Data
(15) Correction of US 2006/0101487 Al May 11, 2006
See (63) Related U.S. Application Data and (60)
Related U.S. Application Data.
(65) US 2006/0101487 Al May 11, 2006
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation-in-part of application No. 11/104,924, filed on Apr. 12, 2005.
Continuation-in-part of application No. 09/694,873, filed on Oct. 23, 2000, now Pat. No. 6,898,799. Continuation-in-part of application No. 09/695,102, filed on Oct. 23, 2000, now Pat. No. 6,889,383.
(60) Provisional application No. 60/5 61,851, filed on Apr. 12, 2004. Provisional application No. 60/620,902, filed on Oct. 20, 2004.
A client server arrangement for downloading media content filters from a server device to a client device. The media content filters define portions of a separate audio visual presentation containing potentially objectionable subject matter. Depending on user selections, identified portions of the audio/visual presentation may be skipped and/or muted during play. In one particular implementation, the client device, e.g., a DVD player, is configured to initiate a connection with a server device. Upon successful connection, the server device transmits one or more media content filters to the client device. The client device may be configured to determine whether a particular media content filter is available, to facilitate deletion of some existing media content filters in order to secure adequate memory space, and to ensure that the media player has an active account, before initiating a connection with the server device. The server device may be configured to determine whether the media player is associated with an active user account, whether a requested filter is available, and whether adequate memory space is available at the media player, before transmitting media content filters to the client device.