US Patent No: 7,403,924

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Communication terminal, portable terminal, circulating server, providing server, electronic book distributing method, and electronic book distributing program

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20040153422

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A portable terminal 20 according to the present invention is provided with an electronic book coupon storage 22, a book data receiver 24, an electronic book coupon deductor 25, and a book data decryptor 26. The electronic book coupon storage 22 stores an electronic book coupon used in acquisition of book data containing a plurality of page data units, along with a decryption key used in decryption of the plurality of page data units. The book data receiver 24 receives the book data from an electronic book providing server 30. The electronic book coupon deductor 25 deducts an electronic worth equivalent to a price according to page data requested to be readout, from the electronic book coupon. The book data decryptor 26 decrypts the page data in steps of one page data unit by use of the decryption key in conjunction with the deduction of the electronic worth.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
KEN SAKAMURATOKYO4
NOBORU KOSHIZUKATOKYO, JP4
NTT DOCOMO, INC.TOKYO2347

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Aono, Hiroshi Yokosuka, JP 48 141
Hongo, Sadayuki Yokohama, JP 55 143
Ishii, Kazuhiko Yokohama, JP 85 371
Koshizuka, Noboru Musashino, JP 47 85
Mori, Kensaku Yokohama, JP 74 125
Sakamura, Ken Shinagawa-ku, JP 71 361

Cited Art Landscape

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ADREA, LLC (1)
5,986,690 Electronic book selection and delivery system 173 1994
 
BOZAK INVESTMENTS, LLC (1)
6,434,535 System for prepayment of electronic content using removable media and for prevention of unauthorized copying of same 133 1998
 
COLUMBIA INNOVATION ENTERPRISE (1)
7,013,296 Using electronic security value units to control access to a resource 17 2000
 
E-NET CO., LTD. (1)
2001/0011,234 System and method for transacting with graded prices by users based on a network 1 2001
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
6,453,305 Method and system for enforcing licenses on an open network 27 1999
 
HITACHI CONSUMER ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
6,895,393 Electronic book distributing system by use of purchase certificate and devices therefor 7 1999
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
6,647,411 Secure cached subscription service 33 1999
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
5,532,920 Data processing system and method to enforce payment of royalties when copying softcopy books 411 1994
 
InterTrust Technologies Corp. (1)
5,892,900 Systems and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection 1893 1996
 
LIGHTNING SOURCE, INC. (1)
6,704,733 Distributing electronic books over a computer network 80 2001
 
NOKIA CORPORATION (1)
6,886,036 System and method for enhanced data access efficiency using an electronic book over data networks 43 1999
 
NUVOMEDIA, INC. (AGREEMENT AND APPROVAL OF MERGER BETWEEN GEMSTAR EBOOK GROUP AND NUVOMEDIA, INC.) (1)
2001/0011,238 DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 31 1998
 
SCHIEWE, TIMOTHY R., JOINT TENANT WITH RIGHTS OF SURVIVORSHIP (1)
6,385,614 Electronic bookshelf with multi-user features 69 1998
 
STUART J. RADLOFF, OPERATING TRUSTEE IN BANKRUPTCY (1)
6,633,877 Method and apparatus for delivery of selected electronic works and for controlling reproduction of the same 53 2000
 
TELEPAQ TECHNOLOGY INC. (1)
2001/0051,926 Method for safely encrypting transmission data 3 2001
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
2002/0112,172 System and method for secure distribution of digital products 33 2002
2007/0073,624 CONTENT TRANSACTION SYSTEM AND METHOD, AND PROGRAM PROVIDING MEDIUM THEREFOR 10 2006

Patent Citation Ranking

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AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
8,150,864 Automated monitoring and control of access to content from a source 0 2006
8,380,728 Personalized searchable library with highlighting capabilities 0 2009
 
BLACKBERRY LIMITED (2)
8,656,316 Device, system and method for selecting, sharing and displaying electronic content 0 2010
8,588,693 Device, system and method for selecting, sharing and displaying electronic content 0 2010
 
GOOGLE INC. (1)
8,255,820 Electronic paper display device event tracking 0 2009

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