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Electronic Book-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Automated trading system for routing and matching orders
Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated
October 05, 2017 - N°20170287066

An automated system for matching orders from a virtual trading crowd in an exchange configured for trading securities or derivatives is disclosed including an electronic trade engine operative to receive an order or a quote for a security or derivative at the exchange, the trade engine further operative to disseminate a request for a price message to a plurality of ...
Dynamic summaries for media content
Amazon Technologies, Inc.
September 28, 2017 - N°20170280208

Disclosed are various embodiments for providing dynamically generated summaries of media content, such as electronic books, audiobooks, audio series, video content series, and so on. An elapsed time since consumption of media content was ended is determined. A summary of a portion of the media content occurring prior to a point of resumption in the media content is dynamically generated. ...
Electronic-book reader device and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having stored therein a display control program
Fujitsu Limited
September 28, 2017 - N°20170277343

An electronic-book reader device includes a screen that displays a page image of an electronic book; a first sensor disposed on a side face of the electronic-book reader device; a second sensor disposed on a reverse face of the screen of the electronic-book reader device; a determiner that determines a rate of switching display of a plurality of the page ...
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Electronic apparatus and control method therefor
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
September 07, 2017 - N°20170256981

A controller (10) of an electronic book reader selects, as a power source for operating the electronic book reader, a capacitor (6) configured to accumulate power from a solar cell (5) upon performing a page turning operation, and a storage cell (7) upon performing an operation of downloading an electronic book.
Methods and apparatus for sharing, transferring and removing previously owned digital media
Redigi, Inc.
August 31, 2017 - N°20170249447

The invention provide systems and methods for management of digital media objects, comprising first and second client digital data processors (e. G., personal (or private) computers, laptops, dedicated music devices, electronic book readers, and so forth) that are in communications coupling with one or more stores (e. G, dedicated disk drives, flash drives, cloud storage, etc.). At least one digital ...
Method of adjusting display area of electronic book contents
Redigi, Inc.
July 20, 2017 - N°20170205975

Provided is a method of adjusting a display area of electronic book contents. The electronic book contents include tags that divide texts of the electronic book contents into sentence or paragraph units. The touch input of a user includes at least one of touch region, gesture type, and gesture direction. The processor wholly adjusts the display area of the electronic ...
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Computerized system for creating interactive electronic books
Jujo, Inc., A Delaware Corporation
June 15, 2017 - N°20170168671

A computerized system and method for creating interactive electronic books over a computerized network. The system includes an effects library module having a plurality of interactive effects wizard modules configured to automate code generation for an effect, the effects include performing a mathematical function on user input; animating a graphic on a trigger; playing an author uploaded audio file on ...
Annotation data generation and overlay for enhancing readability on electronic book image stream service
International Business Machines Corporation
April 20, 2017 - N°20170109337

Provided are techniques for receiving a scanned image corresponding to a page; analyzing the scanned image to identify a set of characters (ci) and corresponding positions (pi) of each character of ci on the page; applying natural language processing (npl) and an analytic analysis algorithm to determine a semantic analysis relationship of phrases formed by ci to determine meanings for ...
Annotation data generation and overlay for enhancing readability on electronic book image stream service
International Business Machines Corporation
April 20, 2017 - N°20170109334

Provided are techniques for receiving a scanned image corresponding to a page; analyzing the scanned image to identify a set of characters (ci) and corresponding positions (pi) of each character of ci on the page; applying natural language processing (npl) and an analytic analysis algorithm to determine a semantic analysis relationship of phrases formed by ci to determine meanings for ...
Customized tests that allow a teacher to choose a level of difficulty
Ergopedia, Inc.
April 13, 2017 - N°20170103667

An educational electronic book (e-book) facility that may be suitable for use in public school classrooms and many other environments may be based on an encapsulated html technology to facilitate complete interactive operation without use or risks associated with an external network connection, such as the internet.
In-library lending activation
Bibliotheca Rfid Library Systems Ag
April 13, 2017 - N°20170103449

An electronic book (ebook) lending system for requiring at-library book activation. The lending system includes a central system for managing and hosting ebooks, the central system including a storage device and a processor to control a user interface that enables a user to interact with the central system. The central system also includes an access device for activating ebooks at ...
Inscriptions for electronic books
Amazon Technologies, Inc.
March 30, 2017 - N°20170090702

This disclosure describes techniques for appending representations of handwritten inscriptions into electronic books, such that electronic books may be customized through the use of inscriptions akin to physical books. To append inscriptions into physical books, a user may provide an inscription on a physical medium. An image of the physical medium including the inscription may be obtained, and the image ...
Portable tilted table for use with cell phones, tablets, pads, electronic books or similar electronic ...
Amazon Technologies, Inc.
March 16, 2017 - N°20170071333

A portable tilted table for cell phones, tablets, pads, electronic books or similar electronic devices is shown. The portable tilted table rests on a flat surface with the electronic device resting on the tilted surface with a footrest preventing the electric device from sliding off the tilted surface. This allows the user to use one hand for the electronic device, ...
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Method for embedding interactive multimedia into electronic books
Amazon Technologies, Inc.
December 22, 2016 - N°20160371242

A method for embedding interactive multimedia into an electronic book is provided with a pc device. The electronic book is stored within the pc device in a foreign computer-readable format. A format translation method is used to convert the electronic book into a universal computer-readable format so that the electronic book can be read on any electronic book reader. Additionally, ...
Using text data in content presentation and content search
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc
December 08, 2016 - N°20160360279

Methods and systems for using text data in content presentation and content search are disclosed. Text data. And a plurality of video frames can be extracted from a content program and stored in a database. Extracted text data can be divided into a plurality of text segments. The plurality of text segments and the plurality of video frames can be ...
Method and system for a new-era electronic book
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc
October 20, 2016 - N°20160306419

Different methods and systems for a new-era electronic book are disclosed. In one embodiment, the content of the book can be presented by an electronic presentation device. The device includes a display to present the content to a user; a sensor to sense the user; and a processor. The processor can become aware of an attribute of the user, and ...
Apparatus, system, and method of managing transactions of electronic books
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc
September 22, 2016 - N°20160275537

A server at a first store receives, from a first terminal at a second store, paper book identification information identifying a first paper book, and transmits to the first terminal coupon information for allowing a user to obtain or register an electronic coupon to purchase a first electronic book associated with the first paper book at a discount price. The ...
Electronic book
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd
September 22, 2016 - N°20160274623

An e-book reader in which destruction of a driver circuit at the time when a flexible panel is handled is inhibited. In addition, an e-book reader having a simplified structure. A plurality of flexible display panels each including a display portion in which display control is performed by a scan line driver circuit and a signal line driver circuit, and ...
Method and system for selective display of e-library collection of digital content items
Kobo Incorporated
September 15, 2016 - N°20160267174

A method executed in a processor of a computing device for managing library content is provided. The method includes receiving input indicating a request to create a special category associated with a main library of electronic books, receiving a request for adding one of the electronic books to the special category, receiving input corresponding to activating the special category and ...
Electronic book with extra free content
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
September 08, 2016 - N°20160259456

According to one embodiment, a device includes a first acquisition processing module, a touchscreen display, a display processing module, a second acquisition processing module, and a request processing module. The first acquisition processing module acquires first content from a first delivery device. The display processing module displays content based on the first content on the touchscreen display. The second acquisition ...
Methods and apparatus for sharing, transferring and removing previously owned digital media
Redigi, Inc.
September 01, 2016 - N°20160253482

The invention provide systems and methods for management of digital media objects, comprising first and second client digital data processors (e. G., personal (or private) computers, laptops, dedicated music devices, electronic book readers, and so forth) that are in communications coupling with one or more stores (e. G, dedicated disk drives, flash drives, cloud storage, etc.). At least one digital ...
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