Searching by use of machine-readable code content

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8468148
APP PUB NO 20090112815A1
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11981773

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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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Antognini, Thomas Charles Lexington, US 11 459
Antognini, Walter Gerard New York, US 10 412

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The University of British Columbia (1)
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KALDREN LLC (3)
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ANOTO IP LIC HANDELSBOLAG (2)
* 7672513 Methods, apparatus, computer program and storage medium for position decoding 3 2004
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CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
* 5822083 Image storing apparatus 11 1997
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