US Patent Application No: 2009/0112,815

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Searching by use of machine-readable code content

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A method of searching the Internet or onboard database or other source through devices that contain or are coupled to cameras or other imaging devices, the method including extracting search terms from the human-understandable content encoded in a machine-readable code and displayed to the recipient on the device following the imaging of that code by the device's imager. The method of search utilizes a method of navigation and input that produces a location indicator on the device display that corresponds to the location of an image of a machine-readable code in the sensor of the device's imager.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Antognini, Thomas Charles Lexington, MA 14 405
Antognini, Walter Gerard New York, NY 11 368

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