Patent Number: 7,046,239

Title: Electronic apparatus

Abstract: An electronic device includes a display having a memory function and a communications capability. Display functions are controlled based on a state of the operation of the device and/or based on a state of received data. Also disclosed is a method of selectively displaying advertising information based on a state of the device where the advertising can be maintained on the display without requiring any power consumption.

Inventors: Asai; Katsuhiko (Takatsuki, JP), Tsuji; Sadafusa (Tondabayashi, JP), Nanba; Katsuyuki (Sakai, JP), Matsuura; Masahiko (Suita, JP), Mandai; Makiko (Takatsuki, JP), Ishibe; Hiroshi (Kyoto, JP), Komatsu; Mikihiro (Ibaraki, JP), Okumura; Kazuaki (Ikeda, JP), Masazumi; Naoki (Kobe, JP)

Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G09G 3/18 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/16/02018