Koss. has filed a patent for a system consisting of a headset with wireless communication capabilities and a host server. The system is designed to prevent the streaming of prohibited content based on parental controls and content ratings. GlobalData’s report on Koss gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Koss, Wireless Hearing aid was a key innovation area identified from patents. Koss's grant share as of January 2024 was 69%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Parental control system for wireless headset content streaming

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Koss Corp

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240031721A1) describes a system that includes a headset with wireless communication capabilities for receiving content wirelessly, along with right and left earphones equipped with speakers. The system also involves a host server responsible for streaming content to the headset wirelessly. What sets this system apart is its ability to prevent the streaming of prohibited content based on parental controls and content ratings. This feature ensures that users, especially children, are not exposed to inappropriate material while using the headset.

Moreover, the system includes a client computing device that communicates with the host server to generate parental controls based on user input. The host server can also maintain a log of the content streamed to the headset, allowing users to track their usage. Additionally, the system caters to multiple headsets by implementing individual parental controls for each device within a group. By incorporating settings such as sound quality adjustments and explicit content ratings, the system offers a comprehensive solution for managing and monitoring content streamed to the headset. Overall, this patent application introduces a sophisticated system that prioritizes user safety and content regulation in the realm of wireless audio streaming.

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