Global Patent Index - EP 1074113 A1

EP 1074113 A1 2001-02-07 - INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

Title (en)

INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

Title (de)

INFORMATIONSVERTEILUNGSSYSTEM

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE DISTRIBUTION D'INFORMATIONS

Publication

EP 1074113 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98953819 A

Priority

  • US 9822238 W
  • US 4932198 A
  • US 17555998 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9949615A1] An information distribution system, in accordance with one form of the present invention, includes a central information bank (100) and a central transactional data base (104) coupled to point-of-sale delivery systems (202). Information flows between each point-of-sale delivery system and the central information bank and central transactional data base via communication network such as the telephone network, a satellite network, or any other network suitable for the transfer of information. The point-of-sale delivery systems may take one of many forms including a point of purchase delivery system, a point of rental delivery system, a "book bank" (116A) subsystem, a promotional delivery system, or any combination of such systems. Information exchanged within the system is controlled using various levels of encryption and is monitored to prevent unauthorized exchange.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04L 9/32

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 1/00 (2006.01); G06F 21/10 (2013.01); G06Q 30/00 (2012.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 21/10 (2013.01); G06Q 30/06 (2013.01); H04L 63/0428 (2013.01); H04L 63/10 (2013.01); H04L 67/06 (2013.01); G06F 2211/007 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9949615 A1 19990930; AU 1109499 A 19991018; CA 2326098 A1 19990930; CN 1292960 A 20010425; EP 1074113 A1 20010207; EP 1074113 A4 20020403

INPADOC legal status


2006-11-02 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20060926

2006-08-09 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: SAIGH, MICHAEL, M.

2005-01-19 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20041203

2003-08-27 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: DIGEO INC

2002-04-03 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20020218

2002-04-03 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2002-04-03 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7H 04L 9/32 A, 7G 06F 1/00 B

2001-02-07 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001017

2001-02-07 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE