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James Sachs, Thomas W Pomeroy: Method and apparatus for viewing electronic reading materials. SoftBook Press, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, September 21, 1999: US05956034 (155 worldwide citation)

An electronic publication publishing and distribution system is provided for dissemination of written materials that can be read on a portable electronic book. A host computer contains an inventory of written materials in electronic form, that can be selected and then downloaded into the portable el ...


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James Sachs, Thomas W Pomeroy, Aleksey Novicov, Garth Conboy, Erik Walter, William S Leshner, Brady Duga, Richard Wotiz: Method and apparatus for electronically distributing and viewing digital contents. Softbook Press, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 18, 2001: US06331865 (125 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a method and system for electronically distributing digital contents. The digital contents include textual, graphical and pictorial information. At least one portable electronic book is operative to request a digital content from a catalog of distinct digital contents, to re ...


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James Sachs, William S Leshner, Brady Duga, Garth Conboy, Andrew Marder, Thomas William Brown: System and method to efficiently generate and switch page display views on a portable electronic book. Softbook Press, Townsend & Townsend & Crew, December 10, 2002: US06493734 (92 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a system and method to efficiently generate and switch page display views on a portable electronic book. The method includes generating an ebook binary file including a plurality of book views, each of the plurality of book views including information needed to generat ...


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Brady Duga, Andrew Marder, Garth Conboy: Dynamic conversion of byte ordering for use on different processor platforms. Softbook Press, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, February 26, 2002: US06351750 (76 worldwide citation)

The invention is a method for dynamically converting the byte-ordering of a data structure of a resource type from a first format to a second format, the first format being incompatible with the second format. The method comprises the following steps: (a) creating a template which corresponds to the ...


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Brady Duga, Aleksey Novicov, William S Leshner, Garth Conboy, James Sachs: On-line menu updating for an electronic book. SoftBook Press, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, February 27, 2001: US06195667 (46 worldwide citation)

A method for on-line displaying and updating a dynamic menu included in a page requested by a viewing device from a server. The dynamic menu has at least one item. The viewing device has a display screen and a menu function key for displaying a default menu when the viewing device is off-line. The m ...


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Garth Conboy, Brady Duga, William S Leshner, Aleksey Novicov, James Sachs: On-line image caching control for efficient image display. Softbook Press, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 26, 2002: US06363418 (39 worldwide citation)

A method for on-line controlling caching of an image on a viewing device to efficiently display the image on the viewing device. The method comprises the following steps: (a) sending from a server to the viewing device an image tag included in a hypertext language code, the image tag having attribut ...


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Erik Walter, Richard Wotiz, Garth Conboy, James Sachs: Efficient information exchange between an electronic book and a cartridge. Softbook Press, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, November 6, 2001: US06314474 (27 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a method and apparatus for exchanging information between an electronic book and a cartridge. The electronic book has an on-board storage and the cartridge contains a cartridge storage. It is determined if the cartridge is present. If the cartridge is present, a transfer mod ...


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Sachs James, Pomeroy Thomas W: Method and apparatus for viewing electronic reading materials. Softbook Press, September 13, 2000: EP1034467-A2

An electronic publication publishing and distribution system is provided for dissemination of written materials that can be read on a portable electronic book. A host computer contains an inventory of written materials in electronic form, that can be selected and then downloaded into the portable el ...


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