Patents Assigned to Firstpaper LLC
  • Publication number: 20110093788
    Abstract: A system and method for personalizing content for a mobile device is provided. The system for personalizing content for a mobile device may comprise an acquisition module that may capture user identifiable content associated with the current user of the mobile device. The acquisition module may be coupled to the mobile device. The system may also comprise a storage module that may store personalized content associated with one or more users of the mobile device. The system may additionally comprise a selection module that may receive the user identifiable content. The selection module may also compare the user identifiable content to the personalized content. The selection module may further determine the current user of the mobile device based on the user identifiable content. The selection module may additionally retrieve the personalized content directly associated with the current user of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventors: Serge RUTMAN, Vincent LE CHEVALIER
  • Publication number: 20110084979
    Abstract: A system for and method of controlling an electronic display, such as an electrophoretic display, using an integrated electronic paper display controller are disclosed. The system and method provide for transparent translation of standard image data into signals sufficient to drive such displays and implement the corresponding image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventors: Serge RUTMAN, Samson HUANG, Tarik ISANI
  • Publication number: 20110082743
    Abstract: A system for and method for presenting content at an electronic device with high viewing probability is presented. The system and method for displaying content at an electronic reader device may comprise an acquisition module for receiving a plurality of electronic content from one or more content sources via a network, an identification module for identifying a high-viewing probability event at a electronic reader device, a selection module for selecting at least some of the plurality of electronic content for presentation, and a presentation module for presenting the electronic content at the electronic reader device in association with the high-viewing probability event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventor: Serge Rutman
  • Publication number: 20110080266
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling the power of an electronic reader device is provided. The system for controlling the power of an electronic reader device may comprise a computing apparatus that may receive a command from a host system to change the power state a power controller. The system may also comprise a computing apparatus that may adjust the power state of the power controller by using one or more registers. The system may further comprise a computing apparatus that may adjust the power of one or more power supplies. The system may additionally comprise a computing apparatus that may instruct a display controller to perform an operation based on the change of the power state of the power controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventors: Serge Rutman, Khin Zaw
  • Publication number: 20110080392
    Abstract: A system for and method of reinitializing a screen controller of an electronic display device, such as an electrophoretic display, are disclosed. The system may comprise at least one computer processor associated with a screen controller of an electrophoretic display device, where the at least one computer processor may be configured to initialize screen controller registers, loading a waveform into the screen controller of the electrophoretic display device, copying previously stored screen image data stored in direct memory access to current storage of the screen controller; and executing an update process to efficiently reinitialize the screen controller of the electrophoretic display after panel power to the electrophoretic display is provided by at least one power source of the electrophoretic display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. HARE, Samson HUANG, Garth CONBOY, Serge RUTMAN, Genisim TSILKER
  • Publication number: 20110082749
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium for template-based assembly of an electronic publication are disclosed. The system may include a template provider that provides a template that specifies a markup for the electronic publication and having a plurality of content slots; a content provider that provides content; a publisher that formats the content according to the template and comprising a language processor that automatically traverses the template and applies the content to the content slots; and an electronic reading device that displays the formatted content. The method may include receiving at least one template from a template provider; traversing one of the template to identify a content slot; retrieving content for insertion into the identified content slot; applying a markup to a portion of the content; formatting the content by inserting the content into the identified content slot; and rendering the formatted content on an electronic reading device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicants: FirstPaper, LLC, eBook Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Rivlin, Garth Conboy, Vincent Le Chevalier
  • Publication number: 20110082724
    Abstract: A system for and method for placement of advertisement content at an electronic reader device is presented. The system and method comprise an acquisition module configured to receive via a network a plurality of first electronic content from a first source and a plurality of second electronic content from a second source, wherein the plurality of first electronic content includes a first electronic content map and the plurality of second electronic content includes a second electronic content map, a storage module configured to store the plurality of first electronic content and the plurality of second electronic content, a selection module configured to select at least some of the plurality of first electronic content and the plurality of second electronic content for presentation, and a presentation module configured to present the selected electronic content at the electronic reader device according to at least one of the first electronic content map and the second electronic content map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventors: Vincent LE CHEVALIER, Brady Duga, Garth Conboy, William Leshner, John Rivlin, Ruze Richards
  • Publication number: 20110072476
    Abstract: A system and method for broadcasting periodical content to one or more reader devices in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include receiving, from a content system, processed periodical content, determining a distribution schedule that indicates one or more scheduled times at which the processed periodical content is scheduled to be distributed to the one or more reader devices, and broadcasting, via a broadcast communication network, the processed periodical content for distribution to the one or more reader devices using a broadcast channel over the air in accordance with the distribution schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventor: Serge RUTMAN
  • Publication number: 20110050560
    Abstract: A thin electronic reader device is provided. The electronic reader device may have a reduced thickness. The device may comprise a top case housing having a front side and a back side. The device may also comprise a bottom case housing having a front side and a back side. The front side of the bottom case housing may be removably attached to the back side of the top case housing. The device may further comprise an electronic paper display nested within the top case housing. The electronic paper display may be adapted to display viewable images. The device may additionally comprise an interactive screen that may be affixed to the front side of the top case housing. The interactive screen may be adapted to overlie the electronic paper display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventors: Mark J. Foster, Muhammad Kashif Imam, Serge Rutman
  • Publication number: 20110001748
    Abstract: A system for and method of controlling an electronic display, such as an electrophoretic display, are disclosed. The system and method provide for transparent translation of standard image data into signals sufficient to drive such displays and implement the corresponding image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventors: Serge RUTMAN, Samson HUANG
  • Publication number: 20100313134
    Abstract: A system for and method for displaying content with spatial and temporal components at an electronic reader device is presented. The system and method comprise an acquisition module for receiving a plurality of electronic content from one or more content sources via a network, a storage module for storing the plurality of electronic content, a selection module for selecting at least some of the plurality of electronic content for presentation, and a presentation module for presenting the selected electronic content at the electronic reader device, wherein the presented electronic content comprises a spatially and temporally persistent component and a spatially persistent and temporally transient component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventors: Serge Rutman, Mark Adkins
  • Publication number: 20100070576
    Abstract: A system and method for processing content data for one or more reader devices at a server in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include receiving, from one or more end-user devices, content data associated with one or more content resources via a first network, analyzing the content data using one or more online content analysis devices whereby analysis data is generated, formatting the content data using one or more online formatting devices based on the analysis data, and outputting, to the one or more the reader devices, formatted content data via a second network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventor: Vincent Le Chevalier
  • Publication number: 20090172986
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for displaying types of information content based on the configuration of a media device are provided. The apparatus has a plurality of display panels flexibly coupled by one or more connectors. The display panels are flexibly coupled by the one or more connectors such that the display panels are capable of being arranged in a plurality of arrangements relative to one another. Each of the arrangements is indicative of a configuration of the device media. Each of the plurality of display panels has at least one viewing surface and is configured to display on the viewing surface a type of information content. The type of information content is indicative the configuration of the media device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventors: Gilbert Fuchsberg, Eric Chan, Gary Natsume, Bernard Lo, Joseph M. Jacobson, Serge Rutman, Mark Foster
  • Publication number: 20090125413
    Abstract: A system for and method of electronic content distribution is disclosed. Such content may be electronic book content, newspaper content, magazine content, and other types of content. The system includes: a processor having logic configured for filtering electronic content to remove incorrect information. The electronic content is automatically gathered from one or more content sources external to the system. The system also includes logic for assembling electronic content in a manner indicative of a predetermined template, and distributing the assembled electronic content for transmission at a scheduled time. The system also includes a communication network having an active channel configured to transmit the assembled electronic content. The system also includes a media device configured to receive and display the assembled electronic content when the media device is communicatively coupled to the active channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Gilbert Fuchsberg, Joseph M. Jacobson
  • Publication number: 20090094324
    Abstract: A system and method for processing content data for one or more reader devices at a server in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include receiving, from one or more end-user devices, content data associated with one or more content resources via a first network, analyzing the content data using one or more online content analysis devices whereby analysis data is generated, formatting the content data using one or more online formatting devices based on the analysis data, and outputting, to the one or more the reader devices, formatted content data via a second network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventor: Vincent LE CHEVALIER
  • Patent number: D594028
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Firstpaper LLC
    Inventors: Gilbert Fuchsberg, Eric Chan, Gary Natsume, Bernard Lo