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Electronic newspaper


A system for conveying printed information to a user, the system including a server receiving a data file representing an image, a software hosted on the server to generate an HyperText Markup Language environment including the image represented by the data file, wherein the HyperText Markup Language environment facilitates the manipulation of the image represented by the data file, and a user interface having a web browser to display the HyperText Markup Language environment to the user, wherein the image represented by the data file is viewable by the user.
Related Terms: Hypertext Markup Language

Inventors: Allan James Block, John David Crisp, Erlend I. Viddal, Ronnie Jack Willis, JR.
USPTO Applicaton #: #20120266057 - Class: 715202 (USPTO) - 10/18/12 - Class 715 


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The Patent Description & Claims data below is from USPTO Patent Application 20120266057, Electronic newspaper.

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CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION

This application claims the benefit of U.S. provisional patent application Ser. No. 61/476,411 filed Apr. 18, 2011 and U.S. provisional patent application Ser. No. 61/606,073 filed Mar. 2, 2012.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates generally to a system and method for conveying information to a user. In particular, the invention is directed to an electronic newspaper.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Advances in computer systems have increased accessibility of information in such systems to unsophisticated users. Advances in display technology, and the capability of computer systems for storing large quantities of useful information, has increased the need for access of such systems by people who do not use them often enough to feel comfortable with traditional information display technology. Intensive efforts are underway in the computer industry generally to find improved ways to display information, and otherwise interact with relatively unsophisticated users.

For example, improvements in data storage and display technologies have combined to make an electronic book possible. Various proposals exist for making a device having the approximate size and shape of a hardback book. A goal of manufactures of conventional electronic books or e-readers is typically to display pages on a screen to look like an actual printed book. Such display technologies can be used with traditional computer display screens.

Conventional systems typically use an Adobe® Flash® compatible software as a plug-in application to convey information such as an electronic version of a newspaper to a user through a communication network such as the Internet. However, the use of the Adobe® Flash compatible software limits a tracking of the information being conveyed to the user and is reliant upon an intermediate software (i.e. Adobe® Flash®) to convey the information to the user. Accordingly, certain devices not equipped with Adobe® Flash® software are not able to view the information intended for the user.

It would therefore be desirable to provide a system and method for conveying information to a user which are usable in an intuitive manner by a user without using Adobe® Flash® software. It is further desirable for the system and method to include a user interface that emulates an actual paper reading material such as a book or newspaper, for example.

SUMMARY

OF THE INVENTION

Concordant and consistent with the present invention, a system and method for conveying information to a user which are usable in an intuitive manner by a user without using Adobe® Flash® software, wherein the system and method include a user interface that emulates an actual paper reading material such as a book or newspaper, has surprisingly been discovered.

In one embodiment, a system for conveying information to a user, the system comprises: a server receiving a data file representing an image; a software hosted on the server to generate an HyperText Markup Language environment including the image represented by the data file, wherein the HyperText Markup Language environment facilitates the manipulation of the image represented by the data file; and a user interface having a web browser to display the HyperText Markup Language environment to the user, wherein the image represented by the data file is viewable by the user.

The invention also provides methods for conveying information to a user.

One method comprises the steps of: generating a data file representing an image; generating a HyperText Markup Language environment; embedding the image represented by the data file into the HyperText Markup Language environment, wherein the HyperText Markup Language environment facilitates the manipulation of the image represented by the data file; and displaying the HyperText Markup Language environment to the user, wherein the image represented by the data file is viewable by the user.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The above, as well as other advantages of the present invention will become readily apparent to those skilled in the art from the following detailed description of the preferred embodiment when considered in the light of the accompanying drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is a schematic representation of a data management system according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a screen shot of a log-in page of the system of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a screen shot of a landing page of the system of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a screen shot of a page of the system of FIG. 1 illustrating a single page viewing mode;

FIG. 5 is a screen shot of a page of the system of FIG. 1 illustrating a two-page viewing mode with zoom;

FIG. 6 is a screen shot of a page of the system of FIG. 1 illustrating a full two-page viewing mode;

FIG. 7 is a screen shot of a page of the system of FIG. 1 showing a toolbar;



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stats Patent Info
Application #
US 20120266057 A1
Publish Date
10/18/2012
Document #
13449973
File Date
04/18/2012
USPTO Class
715202
Other USPTO Classes
International Class
06F17/00
Drawings
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