Electronic book selection and delivery system having encryption and security features

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7299501
APP PUB NO 20020040472A1
SERIAL NO

09964882

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

The invention, an electronic book selection and delivery system, is a new way to distribute books and other textual information to bookstores, libraries and consumers. The primary components of the system are a subsystem for placing text in a video signal format and a subsystem for receiving and selecting text that is placed in the video signal format. The system configuration for consumer use contains additional components and optional features that enhance the system, namely: (1) an operation center, (2) a video distribution system, (3) a home subsystem, including reception, selection, viewing, transacting and transmission capabilities, and (4) a billing and collection system. The operation center and/or video distribution points perform the functions of manipulation of text data, security and coding of text, cataloging of books, messaging center, and uplink functions. The home subsystem performs the functions of connecting to a video distribution system, menu selecting text, storing text, and transacting through phone or cable communicating mechanisms. A portable book-shaped viewing device is used for viewing the textual material delivered. The billing and collection system performs the transaction, management, authorization, collection and publisher payments automatically utilizing the telephone system.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ADREA, LLCSUNNYVALE, CA51

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hendricks, John S Potomac, MD 96 11706

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (21)
4820167 Electronic school teaching system 143 1987
5124980 Synchronous multiport digital 2-way communications network using T1 PCM on a CATV cable 115 1989
D326446 Combined electronic book and CD ROM reader 43 1989
5636036 Interactive video system having frame recall dependent upon user input and current displayed image 93 1989
5233333 Portable hand held reading unit with reading aid feature 89 1990
5152011 Broadcast receiver capable of automatic station identification and format-scanning based on an internal database updatable via data reception over the airwaves 167 1990
5367330 Pay-per-view television delivery system 213 1991
5691777 Method and apparatus for simultaneous compression of video, audio and data signals 38 1992
5166886 System to demonstrate and sell computer programs 310 1992
5418957 Network data dictionary 71 1992
5247575 Information distribution system 923 1992
5799071 Telecommunications cost-minimizing system 41 1992
D346620 Electronic book for displaying sheet music 27 1992
5475399 Portable hand held reading unit with reading aid feature 186 1993
5446488 Television programme distribution signal having the capability to selectively block non-programme material 152 1993
5495581 Method and apparatus for linking a document with associated reference information using pattern matching 206 1993
5466158 Interactive book device 105 1994
5630125 Method and apparatus for information management using an open hierarchical data structure 440 1994
5722418 Method for mediating social and behavioral processes in medicine and business through an interactive telecommunications guidance system 673 1994
5630103 Radio transmission system for distribution of newspaper copy in computer format to personal computers for viewing 109 1995
2002/0120,635 Apparatus and method for providing an electronic book 85 2002
 
Crest Industries Corp. (1)
5222136 Encrypted communication system 67 1992
 
MAAST PARTNERS LTD, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
4484217 Method and system for remote reporting, particularly for pay television billing 323 1982
 
Nuphase Electronics, Inc. (1)
5056138 Television selection system 44 1989
 
WINSTAR TELEBASE INC. (1)
4774655 System for retrieving information from a plurality of remote databases having at least two different languages 117 1984
 
COOPER INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
4928177 Two-way data broadcast networks 74 1988
 
TECHNOLOGY RIGHTS LICENSING COMPANY, LLC (2)
5099319 Video information delivery method and apparatus 321 1989
5283639 Multiple media delivery network method and apparatus 488 1991
 
IPIX (1)
5877801 System for omnidirectional image viewing at a remote location without the transmission of control signals to select viewing parameters 79 1997
 
TYPHONN TUNES, INC. (1)
5379057 Portable computer with touch screen and computer system employing same 465 1993
 
Datapoint Corporation (1)
4941089 Input/output network for computer system 177 1986
 
THE WHITAKER CORPORATION (1)
4381522 Selective viewing 453 1980
 
TV GUIDE ON SCREEN (1)
5253066 TV recording and viewing control system 791 1991
 
HUGHES ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (2)
5790935 Virtual on-demand digital information delivery system and method 702 1996
5727065 Deferred billing, broadcast, electronic document distribution system and method 109 1997
 
OPEN TEXT SA ULC (1)
5625833 Document annotation & manipulation in a data processing system 200 1995
 
FARLEY, ANN W., A CITIZEN OF USA (1)
5257185 Interactive, cross-referenced knowledge system 160 1990
 
VISTA DMS, INC. (1)
5235680 Apparatus and method for communicating textual and image information between a host computer and a remote display terminal 393 1991
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES VIDEO PREFERENCES 3 LLC (1)
5410344 Apparatus and method of selecting video programs based on viewers' preferences 727 1993
 
MULTIMEDIA TELESYS, INC. (1)
4965819 Video conferencing system for courtroom and other applications 200 1988
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (1)
5015829 Key pad and front panel assembly for an electronic instrument 64 1989
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (4)
4924513 Apparatus and method for secure transmission of data over an unsecure transmission channel 137 1989
5375068 Video teleconferencing for networked workstations 326 1992
5408465 Flexible scheme for admission control of multimedia streams on integrated networks 359 1993
6281986 Method for browsing electronically stored information 39 1996
 
U.S. PHILIPS CORPORATION (5)
4712105 Remote control hand apparatus for operating different modules 352 1985
5047867 Interface for a TV-VCR system 614 1989
5223924 System and method for automatically correlating user preferences with a T.V. program information database 756 1992
5469206 System and method for automatically correlating user preferences with electronic shopping information 331 1993
5483278 System and method for finding a movie of interest in a large movie database 471 1993
 
OASIS RESEARCH, LLC (1)
5771354 Internet online backup system provides remote storage for customers using IDs and passwords which were interactively established when signing up for backup services 580 1993
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (1)
4633462 Multiple access communication on a CATV reverse channel 155 1983
 
EMBEDDED COMPONENTS LLC (1)
5929848 Interactive personal interpretive device and system for retrieving information about a plurality of objects 202 1996
 
FUJI XEROX CO., LTD. (1)
5220438 Facsimile apparatus having a memory erase function 47 1991
 
MULTIMEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC. (1)
5586235 Interactive multimedia system and method 68 1992
 
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY (1)
4621282 Transmitting stereo audio programs in cable TV systems 53 1985
 
INPUT OPTICS, INC. (1)
4891838 Computer accessing system 122 1985
 
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (2)
5099331 Apparatus for overlaying a displayed image with a second image 66 1990
5465401 Communication system and methods for enhanced information transfer 534 1992
 
MRJ, INC. (1)
5933498 System for controlling access and distribution of digital property 857 1997
 
MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC (2)
5235419 Adaptive motion compensation using a plurality of motion compensators 88 1991
5640196 Method and apparatus for facilitating two way oral communications utilizing a television cable system 38 1995
 
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (2)
5914706 Compact portable audio-display electronic apparatus with interactive inquirable and inquisitorial interfacing 109 1992
6229694 Handheld computer and data processing system 100 1998
 
Multivision Products, Inc. (1)
D301037 Hand-held remote control 101 1986
 
CABLE SERVICE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5424770 Method and apparatus for automatic insertion of a television signal from a remote source 269 1994
 
NEC PERSONAL COMPUTERS, LTD. (1)
5963246 Multi-point video conference system 66 1998
 
XEROX CORPORATION (5)
4982344 Accelerating link creation 140 1988
5159669 Automatically creating a second workspace operation record including history data and a unit ID based on a first workspace operation 150 1988
5388196 Hierarchical shared books with database 276 1990
5486686 Hardcopy lossless data storage and communications for electronic document processing systems 340 1992
5526469 System for printing image data in a versatile print server 39 1994
 
Cable Electric Products, Inc. (1)
D325581 Remote control 60 1988
 
ANTEC CORPORATION (1)
5631693 Method and apparatus for providing on demand services in a subscriber system 208 1993
 
COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (2)
5798785 Terminal for suggesting programs offered on a television program delivery system 768 1993
5990927 Advanced set top terminal for cable television delivery systems 592 1993
 
U S WEST MARKETING RESOURCES GROUP, INC. (1)
5737725 Method and system for automatically generating new voice files corresponding to new text from a script 77 1996
 
Intermind Corporation (1)
5862325 Computer-based communication system and method using metadata defining a control structure 1450 1996
 
FOTO-WEAR, INC. (1)
5604824 Method and apparatus for compression and decompression of documents and the like using splines and spline-wavelets 134 1994
 
RCA LICENSING CORPORATION (RCAL) (1)
4996597 User programmable switching arrangement 94 1989
 
Uniden America Corporation (1)
5329590 Automatic pay-per-view reception in a satellite receiver 85 1993
 
GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (6)
5426594 Electronic greeting card store and communication system 338 1993
5859594 Selective call receiver having selectable displays 148 1993
5721908 Computer network for WWW server data access over internet 461 1995
5697793 Electronic book and method of displaying at least one reading metric therefor 78 1995
5893132 Method and system for encoding a book for reading using an electronic book 258 1995
6091823 Transaction processing system utilizing teletext broadcasting system and terminal used in the transaction processing systems 44 1997
 
STARSIGHT TELECAST, INC. (4)
4706121 TV schedule system and process 1408 1986
4977455 System and process for VCR scheduling 991 1988
5151789 System and method for automatic, unattended recording of cable television programs 745 1991
5353121 Television schedule system 1024 1993
 
U S WEST TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5602596 Method for navigating a complex multimedia structure at an interactive user station 140 1994
 
Booklink Corporation (1)
D362429 Electronic book library for storing digitized computer readable material 20 1992
 
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
4639225 Portable audio-visual electronic apparatus 206 1983
5587724 Portable terminal device 29 1992
 
NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH, INC. (3)
4697209 Methods and apparatus for automatically identifying programs viewed or recorded 517 1984
4876736 Method and apparatus for determining channel reception of a receiver 256 1987
5481294 Audience measurement system utilizing ancillary codes and passive signatures 675 1993
 
Popeil Industries, Inc. (1)
5221962 Subliminal device having manual adjustment of perception level of subliminal messages 40 1990
 
Ledler Corporation (1)
5375160 Interface apparatus for effecting captioning and communications between a telephone line and a television 56 1993
 
OpenTV, Inc. (3)
5585858 Simulcast of interactive signals with a conventional video signal 493 1994
5724091 Compressed digital data interactive program system 397 1995
5761606 Media online services access via address embedded in video or audio program 684 1996
 
TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
4673976 Cable television system data verification apparatus 46 1984
 
INPRO II LICENSING SARL (1)
5835732 Miniature digital assistant having enhanced host communication 255 1993
 
COMCAST IP HOLDINGS I, LLC (2)
5133079 Method and apparatus for distribution of movies 427 1990
5600573 Operations center with video storage for a television program packaging and delivery system 537 1994
 
MAAST, INC., A CORP. OF DELAWARE (1)
4398216 Multiple signal transmission method and system, particularly for television 159 1980
 
RPX CLEARINGHOUSE LLC (1)
6556561 Data network for real time information 18 1998
 
LEARNING TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
5788504 Computerized training management system 110 1995
 
Broadvision (1)
5710887 Computer system and method for electronic commerce 1557 1995
 
CHATER, JOHN C. (1)
5598351 Communication system 40 1995
 
CONTINENTAL CABLEVISION, INC. (1)
5696906 Telecommunicaion user account management system and method 348 1995
 
AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5150118 Interchangeable coded key pad assemblies alternately attachable to a user definable keyboard to enable programmable keyboard functions 153 1990
 
FACEBOOK, INC. (1)
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 104 2002
 
EBAY INC. (1)
6101485 Electronic solicitations for internet commerce 201 1998
 
VAN VALKENBURG (1)
4517598 Method and apparatus for electronic publishing 60 1982
 
VIDEO-ON-DEMAND VENTURES LLC (1)
4949187 Video communications system having a remotely controlled central source of video and audio data 894 1988
 
EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC (1)
5892915 System having client sending edit commands to server during transmission of continuous media from one clip in play list for editing the play list 342 1997
 
HASHIMOTO CORPORATION (1)
5075771 Method of and apparatus for optimal scheduling of television programming to maximize customer satisfaction 369 1990
 
RATEZE REMOTE MGMT. L.L.C. (1)
5864823 Integrated virtual telecommunication system for E-commerce 410 1997
 
ORACLE AMERICA, INC. (2)
5761468 Hardware mechanism for optimizing instruction and data prefetching by forming augmented prefetch instructions 51 1996
5898852 Load instruction steering in a dual data cache microarchitecture 24 1997
 
PHIL ORBANES PRODUCTIONS, INC. (1)
5437552 Interactive audio-visual work 74 1994
 
CELORIO, VICTOR MANUEL (1)
6012890 Electronic bookstore vending machine 90 1997
 
MTI Associates (1)
5289288 Method and apparatus for encoding a video signal having multi-language capabilities 115 1992
 
SMART TV LLC (1)
5767896 Television signal activated interactive smart card system 172 1995
 
YEE, KEEN Y. (1)
5210611 Automatic tuning radio/TV using filtered seek 384 1991
 
MEDIABAY. COM, INC. (1)
4528643 System for reproducing information in material objects at a point of sale location 779 1983
 
TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPRISES LLC (1)
5850218 Inter-active program guide with default selection control 1058 1997
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (6)
5565999 Image data communication processing method, and apparatus therefor 18 1991
5581560 Communication apparatus and method for simultaneous communication of audio and data signals with improved audio control 27 1994
5917543 Video conference system and control method for the same 33 1996
6714238 Video/audio communication system with confirmation capability 29 1997
6163796 Network system having plural multimedia servers for different types of data 66 1997
5999214 Image pickup system and communication system for use in video conference or the like 39 1998
 
ADREA, LLC (1)
5986690 Electronic book selection and delivery system 202 1994
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (3)
5640193 Multimedia service access by reading marks on an object 737 1994
5721956 Method and apparatus for selective buffering of pages to provide continuous media data to multiple users 51 1995
5570126 System for composing multimedia signals for interactive television services 135 1995
 
ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
5078019 Trackball device 65 1990
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (25)
5003384 Set-top interface transactions in an impulse pay per view television system 283 1988
5001554 Terminal authorization method 287 1989
5077607 Cable television transaction terminal 365 1989
5235619 Cable television radio frequency subscriber data transmission apparatus and RF return method 256 1990
5251324 Method and apparatus for generating and collecting viewing statistics for remote terminals in a cable television system 351 1991
5237610 Independent external security module for a digitally upgradeable television signal decoder 339 1991
5477262 Method and apparatus for providing an on-screen user interface for a subscription television terminal 381 1991
5282028 Remote control for digital music terminal with synchronized communications 266 1992
5400401 System and method for transmitting a plurality of digital services 367 1992
5319707 System and method for multiplexing a plurality of digital program services for transmission to remote locations 357 1992
5357276 Method of providing video on demand with VCR like functions 868 1992
5657414 Auxiliary device control for a subscriber terminal 210 1992
5341425 Methods and apparatus for uniquely encrypting data at a plurality of data transmission sites for transmission to a reception site 212 1992
5367571 Subscriber terminal with plug in expansion card 150 1992
5579055 Electronic program guide and text channel data controller 310 1993
5481542 Interactive information services control system 606 1993
5440632 Reprogrammable subscriber terminal 320 1994
5485221 Subscription television system and terminal for enabling simultaneous display of multiple services 374 1994
5497187 In-band/out-of-band data transmission method and apparatus for a television system 95 1994
5579057 Display system for selectively overlaying symbols and graphics onto a video signal 154 1995
5862329 Method system and article of manufacture for multi-casting audio visual material 71 1996
6298441 Secure document access system 116 1998
6535505 Method and apparatus for providing a time-division multiplexing (TDM) interface among a high-speed data stream and multiple processors 62 1998
6611531 Method and apparatus for routing integrated data, voice, and video traffic 71 1998
6269483 Method and apparatus for using audio level to make a multimedia conference dormant 40 1998
 
PAOLO VISUAL DATA LLC (1)
4816901 Method and system for compressing color video data 80 1988
 
CORNELL UNIVERSITY (1)
5572625 Method for generating audio renderings of digitized works having highly technical content 60 1993
 
CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6634028 Television system communicating individually addressed information 63 1997
 
FINISAR CORPORATION (1)
5404505 System for scheduling transmission of indexed and requested database tiers on demand at varying repetition rates 482 1991
 
MOTOROLA, INC. (1)
5534888 Electronic book 244 1994
 
CALOF, LAWRENCE, AGENT FOR NOLAN K. BUSHNELL (1)
4602279 Method for providing targeted profile interactive CATV displays 645 1984
 
EMC CORPORATION (1)
5737747 Prefetching to service multiple video streams from an integrated cached disk array 381 1996
 
INTEL CORPORATION (3)
5724521 Method and apparatus for providing electronic advertisements to end users in a consumer best-fit pricing manner 1490 1994
5768521 General purpose metering mechanism for distribution of electronic information 355 1996
6025871 User interface for a video conferencing system 67 1998
 
HANNY MAGNETICS (B.V.I.) LIMITED (1)
D329238 Universal remote controller 55 1990
 
nView Corporation (1)
5293540 Method and apparatus for merging independently generated internal video with external video 75 1991
 
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. (1)
5241671 Multimedia search system using a plurality of entry path means which indicate interrelatedness of information 695 1989
 
Foundation for Concepts in Education, Inc. (1)
6034680 Supplying supplementary information for printed books 57 1997
 
Viewfacts, Inc. (1)
4829558 System and device for data transmission, and related method 180 1988
 
Pride Software Development Corp. (1)
4796220 Method of controlling the copying of software 420 1986
 
PRAGMATUS AV LLC (1)
5689641 Multimedia collaboration system arrangement for routing compressed AV signal through a participant site without decompressing the AV signal 421 1993
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (1)
5220649 Script/binary-encoded-character processing method and system with moving space insertion mode 185 1991
 
H. LEE BROWNE D/B/A GREENWICH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES (2)
5253275 Audio and video transmission and receiving system 487 1992
5550863 Audio and video transmission and receiving system 378 1993
 
TYCO INTERNATIONAL (PA), INC., A CORPORATION OF NEVADA (1)
5689648 Method and apparatus for publication of information 176 1992
 
ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED (2)
5634064 Method and apparatus for viewing electronic documents 202 1996
5819301 Method and apparatus for reading multi-page electronic documents 197 1997
 
PINPOINT INCORPORATED (3)
5351075 Home video club television broadcasting system 289 1990
5758257 System and method for scheduling broadcast of and access to video programs and other data using customer profiles 1301 1994
6460036 System and method for providing customized electronic newspapers and target advertisements 949 1997
 
HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP (1)
5986677 Accelerated graphics port read transaction merging 50 1997
 
LODGENET INTERACTIVE CORPORATION (1)
4920432 System for random access to an audio video data library with independent selection and display at each of a plurality of remote locations 380 1988
 
NAGRA PLUS S.A. (1)
* 5144663 Method of interactive communication between a subscriber and a decoder of a system of pay-television and decoder thereof 294 1990
 
THOMSON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS, INC. (3)
D331760 Remote control 107 1990
5103314 Color-coded system for selection of RF input terminals and associated scan lists 129 1990
5682206 Consumer interface for programming device 275 1995
 
R. R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY (1)
5054984 Binding line book tracking system and method 35 1990
 
NEC CORPORATION (1)
5479615 Buffer asynchronous output apparatus capable of referring to or renewing a previously renewed buffer area by another renewal processing program 26 1992
 
The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1)
2005/0154,658 System and Method for Automatic Investment Planning 11 1999
 
INTERACITIVE CHANNEL TECHNOLOGIES (1)
5014125 Television system for the interactive distribution of selectable video presentations 679 1989
 
Lykes Bros., Inc. (1)
5666493 System for managing customer orders and method of implementation 505 1993
 
GARNET DIGITAL, LLC (1)
5327554 Interactive terminal for the access of remote database information 275 1990
 
PAGEMART, INC. (1)
5635918 Method and apparatus for controlling message delivery to wireless receiver devices 156 1995
 
Viscorp (4)
5396546 Apparatus and method for automatic and user configurable information appliance 321 1991
5404393 Method and apparatus for interactive television through use of menu windows 413 1992
5461667 Apparatus and method for electronic device for information services 152 1994
5561708 Method and apparatus for interactive television through use of menu windows 140 1994
 
AND Communications (1)
5524193 Interactive multimedia annotation method and apparatus 183 1994
 
VTRAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
4995078 Television broadcast system for selective transmission of viewer-chosen programs at viewer-requested times 344 1989
 
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. (1)
5202817 Hand-held data capture system with interchangeable modules 181 1990
 
ACACIA MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
5132992 Audio and video transmission and receiving system 816 1991
 
STUART J. RADLOFF, OPERATING TRUSTEE IN BANKRUPTCY (1)
5734891 Systems and apparatus for electronic communication and storage of time encoded information 226 1996
 
Pioneer Electronic Corporation (6)
4455570 CATV System 153 1981
4928168 Billing data display system and terminal used therein for a closed circuit television system 62 1989
4961109 Chargeable program receiving limit setting system in two-way cable television system 71 1989
5345594 Information transmission system retransmitting information signals according to retransmission schedule 127 1991
5373324 Program selecting and character broadcasting receiving set 41 1992
5416508 CATV system with transmission of program schedules, linked program broadcasts, and permissive ordering periods 302 1994
 
World Video Library, Inc. (1)
4567512 Recorded program communication system 252 1983
 
SINO STAR GLOBAL LIMITED (1)
6725203 Method and system for advertisement using internet browser to insert advertisements 112 2000
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC CORPORATION OF AMERICA (2)
5500794 Distribution system and method for menu-driven user interface 167 1994
5598523 Method and system for displayed menu activation using a matching distinctive arrangement of keypad actuators 160 1996
 
ENTRYPOINT, INC. (1)
5740549 Information and advertising distribution system and method 1727 1995
 
PARENTAL GUIDE OF TEXAS, INC. (1)
4605964 Method and apparatus for editing the output of a television set 449 1983
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (5)
5036394 Videotext receiver 70 1989
5260788 Text broadcast receiver 134 1991
5339315 Cable broadcasting system and the transmission center for on demand program services 118 1992
5517254 Program table displaying apparatus 200 1994
5850629 User interface controller for text-to-speech synthesizer 182 1996
 
MINNIE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
4941125 Information storage and retrieval system 127 1984
 
SONY CORPORATION (13)
4805014 Signal transmission system for a CATV system 169 1987
5199104 Electronic organizer with electronic book marker 87 1989
5049990 Highly efficient coding apparatus 90 1990
5321846 Signal transmission system with quicker response and with parallel and serial outputs 179 1991
5212553 Television receiver with selective menu display 217 1991
5323240 Television receiver that automatically keeps track of favorite channels to facilitate tuning 243 1993
6462729 Search and display apparatus 16 1993
6507342 Information processing apparatus 24 1993
5506902 Data broadcasting system 90 1994
5438372 Picture-in-picture television receiver with menu displayed in second sub-screen 99 1994
5917915 Scramble/descramble method and apparatus for data broadcasting 157 1995
5787171 Data transmitter and receiver 50 1995
5764276 Method and apparatus for providing perceived video viewing experiences using still images 86 1996
 
MEDIATEK INC. (1)
5481296 Apparatus and method for selectively viewing video information 461 1993
 
WATSON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
5289271 Cable television-usage system 73 1991
 
TUGALOO LAVONIA GMBH, LLC (1)
5475585 Transactional processing system 217 1994
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (4)
5444853 System and method for transferring data between a plurality of virtual FIFO's and a peripheral via a hardware FIFO and selectively updating control information associated with the virtual FIFO's 55 1992
5499330 Document display system for organizing and displaying documents as screen objects organized along strand paths 209 1993
5649230 System for transferring data using value in hardware FIFO'S unused data start pointer to update virtual FIFO'S start address pointer for fast context switching 97 1995
5815671 Method and apparatus for encoding and storing audio/video information for subsequent predetermined retrieval 254 1996
 
Sony Electronics Inc. (2)
5206929 Offline editing system 168 1990
6252879 Single counter for controlling multiple finite state machines in a multi-port bridge for local area network 22 1998
 
HBAC MATCHMAKER MEDIA INC. (1)
5774170 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements to consumers 801 1994
 
Micro Technology, Inc. (1)
5349638 Universal calling/originating number identification 196 1993
 
ENIGMA INFORMATION SYSTEMS LTD. (2)
5557722 Data processing system and method for representing, generating a representation of and random access rendering of electronic documents 210 1995
5893109 Generation of chunks of a long document for an electronic book system 137 1996
 
WALKER READING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6279017 Method and apparatus for displaying text based upon attributes found within the text 83 1998
 
HARMONIC INC. (1)
6029045 System and method for inserting local content into programming content 631 1997
 
WILKINS, JEFFREY (1)
5446919 Communication system and method with demographically or psychographically defined audiences 781 1991
 
ARIBA, INC. (1)
6606603 Method and apparatus for ordering items using electronic catalogs 88 1999
 
CHARTOLEAUX KG LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
6675384 Method and apparatus for information labeling and control 154 1995
 
MASPRODENKOH KABUSHIKIKAISHA (1)
5206954 Satellite signal receiving apparatus 67 1991
 
EVIDEA.COM, INC., DBA SMARTPAPER NETWORKS CORPORATION (1)
5624265 Printed publication remote contol for accessing interactive media 296 1994
 
MediaChoice, Inc. (1)
6249785 Method for predicting ratings 52 1999
 
INTERTRUST TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
5892900 Systems and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection 2466 1996
 
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (2)
5057917 Real-time data compression of broadcast video signals 130 1990
5632022 Encyclopedia of software components 201 1991
 
ALLEN PATTISELANNO (2)
5010499 Digital data capture for use with TV set or monitor 111 1989
5121476 TV data capture device 222 1991
 
RUF GMBH & KG ELEKTROTECHNISCHE SPEZIALFABRIK (1)
D314383 Remote-control transmitter 55 1987
 
RTC Industries, Inc. (1)
5608449 Wireless interactive consumer video system 48 1994
 
Martin, John R. (1)
4528589 Method and system for subscription television billing and access 226 1984
 
ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
5208745 Multimedia interface and method for computer system 239 1990
 
CTBA Associates (1)
4546382 Television and market research data collection system and method 366 1983
 
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd. (2)
5339091 Paperless portable book 198 1992
5475398 Electric display device providing emphasis and retrieval of designated information 70 1994
 
ARBITRON INC. (2)
4816904 Television and market research data collection system and method 427 1987
5408258 Method of automatically qualifying a signal reproduction device for installation of monitoring equipment 106 1993
 
GEMSTAR EBOOK GROUP LIMITED (1)
6351750 Dynamic conversion of byte ordering for use on different processor platforms 74 1998
 
Westinghouse Electric Corp. (1)
4625235 Remote control switching of television sources 174 1983
 
REISS MEDIA ENTERPRISES, 1 DAG HAMMARSKJOLD PLAZA, NY, NY, 10017, A CORP. OF DE. (1)
5151782 Control system for satellite delivered pay-per-view television system 260 1989
 
TELEROBOTICS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (3)
5185667 Omniview motionless camera orientation system 317 1991
5384588 System for omindirectional image viewing at a remote location without the transmission of control signals to select viewing parameters 131 1994
5903319 Method for eliminating temporal and spacial distortion from interlaced video signals 64 1995
 
Securities Dynamics Technologies, Inc. (1)
5237614 Integrated network security system 435 1991
 
The Riverside Publishing Company (1)
6112049 Computer network based testing system 180 1997
 
NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (1)
5802465 Data transmission in a radio telephone network 210 1996
 
Regal Greetings & Gifts Inc. (1)
5721832 Method and apparatus for an interactive computerized catalog system 252 1995
 
ACTIVEVIDEO NETWORKS, INC. (2)
5093718 Interactive home information system 484 1990
5319455 System for distributing customized commercials to television viewers 486 1992
 
PICKER INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
5237311 Hingedly supported integrated trackball and selection device 192 1991
 
VINDOF CO., THE (1)
5365434 Book enhancer 46 1993
 
Zing Systems, L.P. (2)
5343239 Transaction based interactive television system 510 1991
5526035 Transaction based interactive television system 194 1994
 
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC. (4)
* 4829569 Communication of individual messages to subscribers in a subscription television system 392 1986
4792972 Remote programming of CATV channel authorization unit 96 1986
4890319 Method for controlling copying of protected information transmitted over a communications link 108 1988
5319454 CATV system enabling access to premium (pay per view) program events by bar code data entry 225 1990
 
YT ACQUISITION CORPORATION (1)
2005/0144,133 System and method for processing tokenless biometric electronic transmissions using an electronic rule module clearinghouse 101 2005
 
XYLON LLC (1)
5726909 Continuous play background music system 296 1995
 
DISCOVERY PATENT HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
6557173 Portable electronic book viewer 25 2000
 
HERMANN, LAWRENCE W., DALLAS, (1)
4885803 System and method for controlling a plurality of electronic entertainment devices 164 1987
 
TTI INVENTIONS A LLC (2)
5341474 Communications architecture and buffer for distributing information services 251 1992
5371532 Communications architecture and method for distributing information services 377 1992
 
SPECTRAVISION, INC. (1)
5521631 Interactive digital video services system with store and forward capabilities 332 1994
 
Kabushiki Kaisha System Gijyutsu Kenkyuusho (1)
5239665 Electronic book having several keys for changing pages and underlining certain portions of text 82 1992
 
Tiltrac Corporation (1)
5132789 Tilt rack video tape library and VCP to multiple subscriber system 76 1989
 
NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC. (1)
4429385 Method and apparatus for digital serial scanning with hierarchical and relational access 469 1981
 
NUVOMEDIA, INC. (1)
* 4855725 Microprocessor based simulated book 267 1988
 
VORHEES, VANCE K. (1)
4668218 Indicating means for a dosage dispensing device 208 1986
 
GTE California Incorporated (1)
5318450 Multimedia distribution system for instructional materials 132 1989
 
UNIFY, INC. (1)
6452614 Organizing a user interface using different personae 33 1997
 
GATEWAY, INC. (1)
6320591 System and method for the utilization of an electronic book 156 1999
 
SUPERMEDIA LLC (1)
6654754 System and method of dynamically generating an electronic document based upon data analysis 92 1999
 
Adexpress Company (1)
5216515 Addressable video feed system 141 1991
 
Supersonic Boom, Inc. (1)
5930768 Method and system for remote user controlled manufacturing 247 1996
 
EVERYBOOK DELAWARE, INC. (1)
5761485 Personal electronic book system 339 1995
 
SOVERAIN SOFTWARE LLC (1)
5715314 Network sales system 1388 1994
 
Videoconferencing Systems, Inc. (1)
5598209 Method for automatically adjusting a video conferencing system camera 98 1995
 
SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS (1)
6813249 System and method for prefetching data 27 1999
 
COMSTREAM CORPORATION (1)
5319649 Transmission systems and decoders therefor 28 1991
 
Video Control Technology, Inc. (1)
5341166 System for controlling selected devices having unique sets of control codes 111 1992
 
GOLDEN BOOKS PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC. (1)
D349923 Electronic book 44 1993
 
213 PARTNERS, LLC (1)
5465213 System and method of manufacturing a single book copy 367 1993
 
GTE MAIN STREET INCORPORATED (1)
4616263 Video subsystem for a hybrid videotex facility 190 1985
 
THE WEATHER CHANNEL, LLC (1)
5140419 Communications system 249 1989
 
Telediffusion de France SA (1)
4688218 Multiplex channels for continuous flow for numerical signal 65 1984
 
FEP HOLDING COMPANY (1)
6411973 Method for facilitating user access to stored information in an electronic text 21 1996
 
Monec Holding AG (1)
6335678 Electronic device, preferably an electronic book 94 1999
 
REMBRANDT SOCIAL MEDIA, LP (1)
6415316 Method and apparatus for implementing a web page diary 86 1998
 
HITACHI, LTD. (4)
5027400 Multimedia bidirectional broadcast system 816 1989
5159452 Video signal transmitting method and equipment of the same 156 1990
5144665 Cryptographic communication method and system 66 1991
5365265 Multipoint teleconference system employing communication channels set in ring configuration 131 1992
 
KOWA COMPANY, LTD. (1)
5182639 Real-time analytic pseudocolor encoder system 58 1991
 
INVIDI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (2)
5515098 System and method for selectively distributing commercial messages over a communications network 528 1994
5661516 System and method for selectively distributing commercial messages over a communications network 483 1996
 
JAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. (1)
5339239 Information collecting and/or service furnishing systems by which a user can request information from a central data base using a portable personal terminal and an access terminal 289 1990
 
NATIONAL CABLE CLEARING HOUSE, INC. (2)
4694490 Signal processing apparatus and methods 758 1981
4965825 Signal processing apparatus and methods 539 1987
 
APPLE INC. (2)
5621456 Methods and apparatus for audio-visual interface for the display of multiple program categories 629 1993
6243071 Tool set for navigating through an electronic book 247 1993
 
ZILLION TV (1)
5957695 Structure and method for displaying commercials and sending purchase orders by computer 209 1996
 
APPLE COMPUTER, INC. (1)
5524201 Method of preparing an electronic book for a computer system 99 1993
 
CHICAGO VENTURES, INC. OF LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (1)
5410326 Programmable remote control device for interacting with a plurality of remotely controlled devices 1075 1992
 
Asahi Shimbun Publishing Company (1)
5754172 Information display method 28 1996
 
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (1)
5544320 Remote information service access system based on a client-server-service model 374 1995
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (3)
5345580 Microprocessor device and emulator device thereof 53 1991
5467102 Portable display device with at least two display screens controllable collectively or separately 242 1995
5903901 Message transmission scheme and page processing scheme for hypermedia document processing system 68 1996
 
UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC. (2)
4959810 Universal remote control device 274 1987
5414426 Favorite key macro command and chained macro command in a remote control 150 1992
 
BELL TELEPHONE LABORATORIES, INCORPORATED (1)
4578531 Encryption system key distribution method and apparatus 101 1982
 
AMARYLLIS INTERNATIONAL, LTD. (1)
5742680 Set top box for receiving and decryption and descrambling a plurality of satellite television signals 167 1995
 
TECHNIC, INC. (1)
4835607 Method and apparatus for expanding compressed video data 30 1987
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (18)
4653100 Audio response terminal for use with data processing systems 51 1983
4644470 Non-unique names for broadcast messages 34 1984
5130924 System for defining relationships among document elements including logical relationships of elements in a multi-dimensional tabular specification 49 1988
5089956 Method of distributing related documents to identified end users in an information processing system 66 1988
5146552 Method for associating annotation with electronically published material 328 1990
5428529 Structured document tags invoking specialized functions 66 1990
5319542 System for ordering items using an electronic catalogue 639 1990
5204947 Application independent (open) hypermedia enablement services 450 1990
5367643 Generic high bandwidth adapter having data packet memory configured in three level hierarchy for temporary storage of variable length data packets 150 1991
5367621 Data processing method to provide a generalized link from a reference point in an on-line book to an arbitrary multimedia object which can be dynamically updated 265 1991
5420974 Multimedia complex form creation, display and editing method apparatus 41 1992
5621658 Method and apparatus for communicating an electronic action from a data processing system to another data processing system via an audio device 39 1993
5532920 Data processing system and method to enforce payment of royalties when copying softcopy books 446 1994
5561803 Computer program product and program storage device for incremental processing of computer objects 38 1995
5544342 System and method for prefetching information in a processing system 154 1995
5870717 System for ordering items over computer network using an electronic catalog 355 1995
5881269 Simulation of multiple local area network clients on a single workstation 82 1996
5844890 Communications cell scheduler and scheduling method for providing proportional use of network bandwith 101 1997
 
Elcom Systems, Inc. (1)
5799157 System and method for creating interactive electronic systems to present information and execute transactions 192 1994
 
USA VIDEO TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
5130792 Store and forward video system 396 1990
 
GLOBAL PATENT HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
5253341 Remote query communication system 265 1991
 
AT&T IPM CORP. (3)
5418559 Multi-channel television converter for conventional and interactive signals 95 1992
5446490 Interactive television with tailored programming 249 1992
5442626 Digital communications system with symbol multiplexers 84 1993
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
5748441 Notepad computer having an integrated video camera 41 1996
 
TVWORKS, LLC (1)
4829372 Presentation player 320 1987
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO, INC. (1)
6014184 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with data feed access 303 1996
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (2)
5557744 Multiprocessor system including a transfer queue and an interrupt processing unit for controlling data transfer between a plurality of processors 44 1993
5497459 System for testing instruction queue circuit and central processing unit having the system 20 1994
 
FUTECH INTERACTIVE PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
5484292 Apparatus for combining audio and visual indicia 135 1992
5417575 Electronic book 147 1993
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
4488179 Television viewing center system 602 1981
 
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION (2)
4625076 Signed document transmission system 105 1985
6438233 Book data service system with data delivery by broadcasting 39 1997
 
RED HAT, INC. (1)
6260024 Method and apparatus for facilitating buyer-driven purchase orders on a commercial network system 729 1998
 
EASTERN ELECTRONICS CO., LIMITED (1)
5565908 Bi-directional system for providing information, management, and entertainment services 154 1993
 
TV ANSWER, INC. (2)
5291554 Shared-price custom video rentals via interactive TV 299 1992
5388101 Interactive nationwide data service communication system for stationary and mobile battery operated subscriber units 105 1992
 
DIGITAL SYSTEMS GROUP, INC. (1)
5343516 Computer telecommunications signalling interface 169 1992
 
Minolta Camera Kabushiki Kaisha (2)
5146600 Document image filing system for furnishing additional managerial information for management of documents filed in the system 25 1989
5696982 Apparatus and method for page-retrieval using electronic-book display 87 1994
 
GUARDIAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (1)
4930160 Automatic censorship of video programs 370 1988
 
SOFTBOOK PRESS, INC.(CHANGE OF NAME TO GEMSTAR EBOOK GROUP LIMITED) (5)
5956034 Method and apparatus for viewing electronic reading materials 156 1996
6195667 On-line menu updating for an electronic book 49 1998
6331865 Method and apparatus for electronically distributing and viewing digital contents 128 1998
6363418 On-line image caching control for efficient image display 41 1998
6493734 System and method to efficiently generate and switch page display views on a portable electronic book 90 1999
 
W. R. GRACE & CO.-CONN. (1)
4997495 Concentrate-phase sensitized water-containing explosives 2 1990
 
ZENITH ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (3)
4688246 CATV scrambling system with compressed digital audio in synchronizing signal intervals 71 1985
4947429 Pay per view television signaling method 86 1989
5479508 Method of operating a pay per view television system 35 1991
 
AIRTRAX CORPORATION (1)
5646675 System and method for monitoring video program material 121 1994
 
Global Communications, Inc. (1)
5073930 Method and system for receiving and distributing satellite transmitted television signals 126 1989
 
EON CORPORATION (1)
5663757 Software controlled multi-mode interactive TV systems 318 1991
 
KACIS INCORPORATED (1)
2003/0093,382 Method for producing/selling book using network and producing/selling system 55 2001
 
FutureVision of America Corp. (1)
5877755 Interactive broadband multimedia system 83 1996
 
AT&T LABS, INC. (2)
5115426 Broadband ISDN packet switching arrangements 65 1990
5206722 Remote channel switching for video on demand service 192 1990
 
AMBATO MEDIA, LLC (1)
5432542 Television receiver location identification 274 1992
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (6)
5890122 Voice-controlled computer simulateously displaying application menu and list of available commands 131 1993
5473362 Video on demand system comprising stripped data across plural storable devices with time multiplex scheduling 198 1993
5581686 Method and system for in-place interaction with contained objects 271 1995
5802526 System and method for graphically displaying and navigating through an interactive voice response menu 375 1996
5903652 System and apparatus for monitoring secure information in a computer network 228 1996
2003/0018,543 Client portal 30 2001
 
RCA Licensing Corporation (1)
4712130 Chrominance signal frequency converter as for a pix-in-pix television receiver 61 1986
 
ARVIS CORPORATION, INC. (1)
4724491 Inserting television advertising spots automatically 195 1984
 
RCA Corporation (2)
4532540 Teletext set-top converter with transparent mode 98 1983
4587520 Cursor controlled page selection in a video display 163 1983
 
Ohba; Yohsuke (1)
5105268 Community antenna broadcast system having an improved channel selecting system permitting purchase of a selected channel from a plurality of non-purchased channels 81 1991
 
INNOGY PLC (1)
6295542 Method and apparatus for cross-referencing text 56 1998
 
GENERAL INSTRUMENT CORPORATION (GIC-4) (13)
4533948 CATV Communication system 229 1982
4739510 Direct broadcast satellite signal transmission system 298 1987
5036537 Geographic black-out method for direct broadcast satellite system 275 1987
4860379 Data communications system 248 1988
5038402 Apparatus and method for providing digital audio in the FM broadcast band 121 1988
5003591 Functionally modifiable cable television converter system 271 1989
5046093 CATV subscriber apparatus with intelligent remote control 213 1989
5155591 Method and apparatus for providing demographically targeted television commercials 809 1989
4975951 IPPV programming distribution control system 170 1990
5091782 Apparatus and method for adaptively compressing successive blocks of digital video 369 1990
5020129 Addressable control system for CATV program distribution 81 1990
5260778 Apparatus for selective distribution of messages over a communications network 544 1990
5293633 Apparatus and method for providing digital audio in the cable television band 114 1991
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (5)
5247347 PSTN architecture for video-on-demand services 930 1991
5528281 Method and system for accessing multimedia data over public switched telephone network 236 1993
5477263 Method and apparatus for video on demand with fast forward, reverse and channel pause 301 1994
5790176 Media server for supplying video and multi-media data over the public switched telephone network 251 1995
6115040 Graphical user interface for Web enabled applications 326 1998
 
HAIVISION SYSTEMS INC. (1)
5844600 Methods, apparatus, and systems for transporting multimedia conference data streams through a transport network 190 1995
 
PACIFIC PAY VIDEO LIMITED (1)
5355162 Multi-standard cable television system 155 1993
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (5)
5644354 Interactive video system 174 1992
5479268 User interface for television schedule system 873 1994
5805204 System and method for communicating data and objective code for an interactive video guide system 134 1997
5940073 Method and system for displaying other information in a TV program guide 616 1997
6204885 Method and apparatus for displaying textual or graphic data on the screen of television receivers 66 1999
 
RAMSEY INTERNATIONAL CORP. (1)
5502576 Method and apparatus for the transmission, storage, and retrieval of documents in an electronic domain 325 1992
 
PRC INC. (1)
4513390 System for digital transmission and synthesis of integrated data 100 1981
 
ROVI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (4)
5600368 Interactive television system and method for viewer control of multiple camera viewpoints in broadcast programming 233 1994
5689663 Remote controller user interface and methods relating thereto 154 1995
6025837 Electronic program guide with hyperlinks to target resources 673 1996
6331867 Electronic book with automated look-up of terms of within reference titles 295 1998
 
SCHIEWE, TIMOTHY R., JOINT TENANT WITH RIGHTS OF SURVIVORSHIP (1)
6385614 Electronic bookshelf with multi-user features 76 1998
 
North American Philips Corporation (1)
5432561 System for automatically activating picture-in-picture when an auxiliary signal is detected 189 1994
 
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (1)
5793414 Interactive video communication system 69 1995
 
National Information Utilities Corporation (1)
4768087 Education utility 269 1985
 
Creative Digital, Inc. (1)
5390348 System for tracking and correcting drift and dispersion in satellite transmission signals 63 1992
 
PREMIER RETAIL NETWORKS, INC. (1)
5412416 Video media distribution network apparatus and method 275 1992
 
Laureate Education, Inc. (1)
2003/0198,932 System and method for selecting instruction material 19 2003
 
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY (1)
6091930 Customizable interactive textbook 206 1997
 
Innings Telecom Inc. (1)
4694483 Computerized system for routing incoming telephone calls to a plurality of agent positions 264 1986
 
F. POSZAT HU, L.L.C. (1)
6052717 Interactive web book system 119 1996
 
Learning Insights, Ltd. (1)
4985697 Electronic book educational publishing method using buried reference materials and alternate learning levels 117 1988
 
The SuperGuide Corporation (1)
4751578 System for electronically controllably viewing on a television updateable television programming information 776 1985
 
SaskTel (2)
5172413 Secure hierarchial video delivery system and method 757 1990
5285272 Video store and forward on demand apparatus and method 129 1991
 
UNISYS CORPORATION (1)
5315711 Method and apparatus for remotely and centrally controlling a plurality of host processors 316 1991
 
GENERAL DYNAMICS C4 SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5341426 Cryptographic key management apparatus and method 157 1992
 
Sega Enterprises, Ltd. (1)
5739814 Information storage system and book device for providing information in response to the user specification 119 1992
 
AT&T CORP. (3)
5509074 Method of protecting electronically published materials using cryptographic protocols 249 1994
5512934 System and method for transmission of programming on demand 86 1994
6546016 Coaxial cable/twisted pair cable telecommunications network architecture 94 1998
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
8126878 Academic study tool utilizing e-book technology 7 2009
* 2010/0161,653 Academic StudyTool Utilizing E-Book Technology 19 2009
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (3)
7970722 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 5 2009
8160988 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 1 2010
8005777 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 18 2010
 
NOOK DIGITAL LLC (2)
8892692 System and method for consumer-to-consumer lending of digital content 0 2011
8892472 System and method for facilitating the lending of digital content using contacts lists 0 2011
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
8791788 Electronic book security features 0 2010
 
BLACKBERRY LIMITED (4)
9510135 Device, system and method for selecting, sharing and displaying electronic content 0 2010
8656316 Device, system and method for selecting, sharing and displaying electronic content 0 2010
8588693 Device, system and method for selecting, sharing and displaying electronic content 0 2010
* 2011/0111,697 DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTING, SHARING AND DISPLAYING ELECTRONIC CONTENT 1 2010
 
THOMSON LICENSING (1)
* 2005/0149,446 Process for distributing audiovisual documents using fixed downloading facilities and portable terminals, terminals and facilities for the implementation of the process 2 2003
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
* 9342515 Device and method for searching for an e-book via e-book categories in a virtual bookshelf in a portable terminal 0 2011
* 2012/0137,245 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SEARCHING FOR E-BOOK IN PORTABLE TERMINAL 3 2011
 
GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (1)
8255820 Electronic paper display device event tracking 2 2009
 
Language Technologies, Inc. (2)
8819541 System and method for converting the digital typesetting documents used in publishing to a device-specfic format for electronic publishing 2 2010
* 2010/0211,866 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING THE DIGITAL TYPESETTING DOCUMENTS USED IN PUBLISHING TO A DEVICE-SPECFIC FORMAT FOR ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING 13 2010
* Cited By Examiner

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 May 20, 2019
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00