(12) International Application Status Report

Received at International Bureau: 18 May 2001 (18.05.2001)

Information valid as of: Not available

Report generated on: 20 January 2021 (20.01.2021)

(10) Publication number: (43) Publication date: (26) Publication language:
WO 2001/07558211 October 2001 (11.10.2001) English (EN)

(21) Application number: (22) Filing date: (25) Filing language:
PCT/US2001/01055930 March 2001 (30.03.2001) English (EN)

(31) Priority number(s): (32) Priority date(s): (33) Priority status:
09/539,773 (US)31 March 2000 (31.03.2000) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)

(51) International Patent Classification:
H04L 12/28 (2006.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01)

(71) Applicant(s):
DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC. [US/US]; 7700 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814-3522 (US) (for all designated states)

(72) Inventor(s):
HENDRICKS, John, S.; 8723 Persimmon Tree Road Potomac, MD 20854 (US)
MCCOSKEY, John, S.; 4692 N. Lariat Drive Castle Rock, CO 80104 (US)
ASMUSSEN, Michael, L.; 2627 Meadow Hall Drive Herndon, VA 20171 (US)

(74) Agent(s):
HARROP, John, K.; Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Suite 300 South 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. Washington, DC 20004 (US)

(54) Title (EN): ELECTRONIC BOOK HOME NETWORKING SYSTEM AND METHOD
(54) Title (FR): SYSTEME DE RESEAU A DOMICILE POUR LIVRE ELECTRONIQUE ET PROCEDE CORRESPONDANT

(57) Abstract:
(EN): An electronic book home networking system provides for the in-home sharing of electronic book content between electronic book system components without the need for specialized networks. This allows for electronic content stored in one location to be shared by multiple users, allows electronic book readers to access viewable embedded content within digital appliances in the home, and allows for the shared use of communication paths outside the home to enable electronic book ordering and reception by the in home electronic book system components.
(FR): Système de réseau à domicile pour livre électronique permettant le partage à domicile du contenu d'un livre électronique entre les composants du système de livre électronique sans qu'il y ait besoin de créer des réseaux spécialisés, qui permet de partager le contenu électronique stocké dans un endroit par des utilisateurs multiples; les lecteurs du livre électronique peuvent ainsi accéder au contenu enfoui visualisable au moyen d'appareils numériques à la maison. En outre, les voies de communication hors domicile peuvent être utilisées de manière partagée, ce qui permet de commander et de recevoir le livre électronique au moyen des composants du système se trouvant à domicile.

International search report:
Received at International Bureau: 21 February 2002 (21.02.2002) [EP]

International Report on Patentability (IPRP) Chapter II of the PCT:
Chapter II demand received: 05 October 2001 (05.10.2001)

(81) Designated States:
AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EE, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, TJ, TM, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, UZ, VN, YU, ZA, ZW
European Patent Office (EPO) : AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE, TR
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) : BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) : GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZW
Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) : AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM