Patents by Inventor Will Von Reis

Will Von Reis has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9736134
    Abstract: A child-oriented browsing system is provided wherein the system is implemented using a piece of client software, executing on the computing device of a child, and a website/server that manages the client software and other functions of the child-oriented browsing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Clifford T. Boro, Vidar Vignisson, Thomas C. Broadhead, Will Von Reis, Andrew Kreiling
  • Patent number: 9300675
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for a parent or other custodian or guardian to monitor, filter, and approve of content to be accessed by a child or children on a network. In one embodiment, the system logs all activity on a network by a child and sends regular historical reports to the parent for review. The parent can set certain triggers that will provide more immediate feedback when certain events occur or when certain types of data are accessed, or an attempt is made by the child for such access. The system allows the parent to control the filters and options from a variety of sources, including via the child's computer, texting, instant messaging, cell phone, other web enabled computers, PDA's, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Vidar Vignisson, Will Von Reis
  • Publication number: 20150135285
    Abstract: A child-oriented browsing system is provided wherein the system is implemented using a piece of client software, executing on the computing device of a child, and a website/server that manages the client software and other functions of the child-oriented browsing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Clifford T. Boro, Vidar Vignisson, Thomas C. Broadhead, Will Von Reis, Andrew Kreiling
  • Publication number: 20150089599
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for a parent or other custodian or guardian to monitor, filter, and approve of content to be accessed by a child or children on a network. In one embodiment, the system logs all activity on a network by a child and sends regular historical reports to the parent for review. The parent can set certain triggers that will provide more immediate feedback when certain events occur or when certain types of data are accessed, or an attempt is made by the child for such access. The system allows the parent to control the filters and options from a variety of sources, including via the child's computer, texting, instant messaging, cell phone, other web enabled computers, PDA's, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Vidar Vignisson, Will Von Reis
  • Patent number: 8868741
    Abstract: The system provides a way for a parent or other custodian or guardian to control content to be accessed by a child or children on a network. In one embodiment, the system logs all activity on a network by a child and sends regular historical reports to the parent for review. The parent can set certain triggers that will provide more immediate feedback when certain events occur or when certain types of data are accessed, or an attempt is made by the child for such access. The system allows the parent to control the filters and options from a variety of sources, including via the child's computer, texting, instant messaging, cell phone, other web enabled computers, and PDA's.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Vidar Vignisson, Will Von Reis
  • Patent number: 8671158
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for editing, filtering, ranking and approving content. In one embodiment, the system provides a browsing environment for children that routes all internet requests through a central server. A request to a blocked website is automatically forwarded to one of a plurality of editors who can then access the site and determine on a page or site basis as to whether the request is suitable for the browsing environment. The system includes a workflow management system that determines which of the plurality of editors will be assigned a link to review. Approved content is categorized by the age and gender of the users of the content. The approved content is also categorized as a resource or reference to assist in accomplishing homework assignments. Parents can receive updates and can manage the content remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Saban Digital Studios LLC
    Inventors: Vidar Vignisson, Will Von Reis, Andrew Kreiling
  • Patent number: 8504615
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for navigation and use of a computer network. The system allows multiple users to simultaneously explore a network in groups of two or more. This capability allows one of the users to be a leader of the exploration and the leader can change during the exploration as desired. A user can also save an exploration session and share it with others, so that others can recreate the experience of the first user automatically. The system also allows for the easy creation of circles of network friends where content and information can be easily shared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Saban Digital Studios, LLC
    Inventors: Vidar Vignisson, Will Von Reis
  • Publication number: 20120216245
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for editing, filtering, ranking and approving content. In one embodiment, the system provides a browsing environment for children that routes all internet requests through a central server. A request to a blocked website is automatically forwarded to one of a plurality of editors who can then access the site and determine on a page or site basis as to whether the request is suitable for the browsing environment. The system includes a workflow management system that determines which of the plurality of editors will be assigned a link to review. Approved content is categorized by the age and gender of the users of the content. The approved content is also categorized as a resource or reference to assist in accomplishing homework assignments. Parents can receive updates and can manage the content remotely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: KIDZUI, INC
    Inventors: Vidar Vignisson, Will Von Reis, Andrew Kreiling
  • Patent number: 8171107
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for editing, filtering, ranking and approving content. In one embodiment, the system provides a browsing environment for children that routes all internet requests through a central server. A request to a blocked website is automatically forwarded to one of a plurality of editors who can then access the site and determine on a page or site basis as to whether the request is suitable for the browsing environment. The system includes a workflow management system that determines which of the plurality of editors will be assigned a link to review. Approved content is categorized by the age and gender of the users of the content. The approved content is also categorized as a resource or reference to assist in accomplishing homework assignments. Parents can receive updates and can manage the content remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Kidzui, Inc.
    Inventors: Vidar Vignisson, Will Von Reis, Andrew Kreiling
  • Publication number: 20090254862
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for implementing a user interface that is easily usable by children while still providing a rich network browsing environment for the child. The system provides a method of rating network content that is easily understandable by a child and uses images and words that make it easy for the child to accomplish goals and tasks. A unique loyalty system and feature rewards the child for time and activities on the network, allowing the child to obtain software widgets that can enhance the look and/or performance of the network interface. The system also implements a “contextual content presentation” feature that presents options and suggestions to the user based on a number of factors. The child can also customize a home page with a look generated by the child and including network tools selected by the child.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: KIDZUI, INC
    Inventors: Vidar Viginisson, Will Von Reis
  • Publication number: 20090254617
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for navigation and use of a computer network. The system allows multiple users to simultaneously explore a network in groups of two or more. This capability allows one of the users to be a leader of the exploration and the leader can change during the exploration as desired. A user can also save an exploration session and share it with others, so that others can recreate the experience of the first user automatically. The system also allows for the easy creation of circles of network friends where content and information can be easily shared.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: KIDZUI, INC.
    Inventors: Vidar Vignisson, Will Von Reis
  • Publication number: 20090254656
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for a parent or other custodian or guardian to monitor, filter, and approve of content to be accessed by a child or children on a network. In one embodiment, the system logs all activity on a network by a child and sends regular historical reports to the parent for review. The parent can set certain triggers that will provide more immediate feedback when certain events occur or when certain types of data are accessed, or an attempt is made by the child for such access. The system allows the parent to control the filters and options from a variety of sources, including via the child's computer, texting, instant messaging, cell phone, other web enabled computers, PDA's, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: KIDZUI, INC
    Inventors: Vidar Vignisson, Will Von Reis
  • Publication number: 20090254568
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for editing, filtering, ranking and approving content. In one embodiment, the system provides a browsing environment for children that routes all internet requests through a central server. A request to a blocked website is automatically forwarded to one of a plurality of editors who can then access the site and determine on a page or site basis as to whether the request is suitable for the browsing environment. The system includes a workflow management system that determines which of the plurality of editors will be assigned a link to review. Approved content is categorized by the age and gender of the users of the content. The approved content is also categorized as a resource or reference to assist in accomplishing homework assignments. Parents can receive updates and can manage the content remotely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: KIDZUI, INC.
    Inventors: Vidar Vignisson, Will Von Reis, Andrew Kreiling
  • Publication number: 20080307339
    Abstract: A child-oriented browsing system is provided wherein the system is implemented using a piece of client software, executing on the computing device of a child, and a website/server that manages the client software and other functions of the child-oriented browsing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: KIDZUI, INC.
    Inventors: Clifford T. Boro, Vidar Vignisson, Thomas C. Broadhead, Will Von Reis, Andrew Kreiling