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 ...

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 ...