(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2002/0010756 Al
Oku (43) Pub. Date: Jan. 24,2002
(54) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTENTS ON A NETWORK
(76) Inventor: Kazuho Oku, Kyoto (JP)
Y. ROCKY TSAO
Fish & Richardson P.C.
225 Franklin Street
Boston, CA 02110-2804 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 09/911,816
(22) Filed: Jul. 24, 2001
(30) Foreign Application Priority Data
Jul. 24, 2000 (KR) 2000-42453
Publication Classification (51) Int. CI.7 G06F 15/16
Disclosed is a contents-providing system for receiving contents Irom a web server and providing the contents to a portable terminal connected via a network that comprises: a user information database for storing user ID information; an authentication server for performing authentication based upon the user ID information by using the user information database when the user ID information and a URL ol a web server are input by the portable terminal, and outputting the URL after performing the authentication; and a data server for requesting that the web server corresponding to the URL provided by the authentication server provides the contents, processing the contents provided by the web server into a predetermined format, and transmitting the processed contents to the portable terminal.