Electronic book
United States Patent D425558

Tarpenning, Marc E. (Palo Alto, CA)
Uyehara, Lance (Fremont, CA)
Ruberry, Mary (Sunnyvale, CA)
Eberhard, Martin F. (Woodside, CA)
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NuvoMedia, Inc. (Mountainview, CA)
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
D14/336, D14/341, D20/10
Field of Search:
D14/100, D14/106, D14/114, 349/56, 349/58, 349/59, 349/10, 345/901, 345/173, D19/26, D19/60, D20/10
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US Patent References:
D404761Portable content display deviceJanuary, 1999Tarpenning et al.D19/26
D392947Electronic computerMarch, 1998Lino
D390861Negative film readerFebruary, 1998Liao
D386521Electronic bookNovember, 1997EisenbaumD19/26
5663748Electronic book having highlighting featureSeptember, 1997Huffman et al.
D379090Video monitorMay, 1997Maekawa et al.
5534888Electronic bookJuly, 1996Lebby et al.
D362461Electronic book with display screen and speakerSeptember, 1995LuongD19/60
D359306Electronic book computer for entering and reading written materialJune, 1995Lande et al.D19/26
5347295Control of a computer through a position-sensed stylusSeptember, 1994Agulnick et al.
5239665Electronic book having several keys for changing pages and underlining certain portions of textAugust, 1993Tsuchiya
5237651Electronic personal organizerAugust, 1993Randall
4855725Microprocessor based simulated bookAugust, 1989Fernandez
4159417Electronic bookJune, 1979Rubincam

Foreign References:
Other References:
International Digital Book Publishing Inc., World Wide Web page printed Apr. 10, 1998.
PC Magazine, dated Jun. 30, 1998 article entitled: "First Looks." pp. 45 through 48.
Article entitled: "Ex Libris--The joys of curling up with a good digital reading device"--Wired Magazine, Jul. 1998.
Fortune Magazine, dated Jul. 6, 1998. article entitled: Electronic books are coming at last. pp. 119 through 124.
Primary Examiner:
Lucas, Susan J.
Assistant Examiner:
Rivard, Jennifer
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP
1. The ornamental design for an electronic book, as shown and described.


FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an electronic book configured in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention, in which the elements shown in dashed lines, including the buttons shown in FIGS. 1, 2 and 5, do not form a part of the design;

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view of the electronic book of FIG. 1, in which sample text shown in dashed lines does not form a part of the design;

FIG. 3 is a top plan view of the electronic book of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a bottom plan view of the electronic book of FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a right side elevational view of the electronic book of FIG. 1;

FIG. 6 is a left side elevational view of the electronic book of FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 7 is a back elevational view of the electronic book of FIG. 1.

The broken lines are shown for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed invention.