Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
Electronic bookstore vending machine










Image Number 18 for United States Patent #6012890.

The present invention provides a method and system for producing books on-demand. An electronic bookstore in accordance with the subject invention can receive an electronic text file of a book and then print and bind a copy of the book. A user may browse an electronic catalog, for example over the Internet, and place an order for a book which can be picked up at a conveniently located electronic bookstore shortly after placing the order. The subject invention reduces costs and waste associated with conventional production and distribution of print matter. Advantageously, the subject invention allows books with smaller audiences to be published at a reasonable price. An electronic bookstore in accordance with the subject invention can have access to literally millions of books and can print and bind any selected book in a few minutes.








 
 
  Recently Added Patents
Technique for effectively providing program material in a cable television system
Method and system for cooling of integrated circuits
Apparatus and method for connection control with media negotiation successful on different media formats
Assisted hybrid mobile browser
Flame-retardant polyamide composition
Method of producing probabilities of being a template shape
Polypropylene bottles
  Randomly Featured Patents
Auta-help
Connecting to experts in a discussion board
Discrete event simulation tool combining process-driven and event-driven models
Device and method for transporting products such as leafed vegetables
Polyisocyanate prepolymer compositions and soft elastomers prepared therefrom
Coffeemaker water dispenser
Copying machine having a sheet stapling device
Building block
System and method for transmitting real-time-critical and non-real-time-critical data in a distributed industrial automation system
Apparatus to handle photographic disc films