Electronic paper, being developed by Hewlett-Packard, Philips, Sony, E-Ink and others. The concept has been covered in Scientific America, Forbes, MIT Technology Review, and other publications.
A material that looks like paper functions like a display, with excellent contrast. It can be read in ordinary light and looks just like ordinary paper. It is expected to revolutionize publishing in our lifetimes, allowing for electronic newspapers and magazines. Our pending patents cover several exciting applications for this new medium, including intelligent maps, low cost paper brochures with full motion video display and interactive web pages, cereal boxes with built in games, and much more.
This patent teaches how an ordinary sheet of paper, or a substrate having the appearance of paper, can contain information related to the document itself. This might take the form of voice annotation that can be played back on a host of devices, the PDF image of the document, the actual text and graphics.
Printed publications such as magazines, newspapers, and brochures, will contain thin displays, some printed on the page, that will add full multi-media to the printed page, revitalizing both books and magazines, and the publishing enterprises who produce them.
The inventor is Michael L. Weiner .
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Technology Innovations, LLC
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