05847698 is referenced by 348 patents and cites 19 patents.

An electronic book device has an electronic display unit having a flat panel screen and a housing for containing the flat panel screen. A cover is provided, which is hingedly and electrically connected to the electronic display unit. The housing further has a means for accessing material on a PC card and forwarding the material to the electronic display unit. The housing also has navigation keys for cursering through the material. Activation and deactivation of the electronic display unit is responsive to opening, partially opening and closing of the electronic book device. The device features a means for orientating the material on the electronic display unit responsive to an opening position of the electronic book device. In another embodiment, a data entry mechanism is operatively connected to the electronic display unit. The data entry mechanism can be implemented by using a touchscreen for the electronic display unit. In still another embodiment, a second electronic display unit replaces the cover.

Title
Electronic book device
Application Number
8/716837
Publication Number
5847698
Application Date
September 17, 1996
Publication Date
December 8, 1998
Inventor
Gerald Caffrey
Hunterdon County
NJ, US
Brian Reavey
Somerset County
NJ, US
Agent
Kenneth P Glynn Esq
Assignee
DataVentures
NJ, US
IPC
C09G 5/00
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