US Patent No: 6,843,419

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Method and apparatus for accessing electronic data via a familiar printed medium

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The disclosed methods and apparatus relate generally to the electronics media industry, such as cable television (CATV), home shopping services, on-line computer services and computer memory applications. These methods and apparatus allow a user to access and make use of electronic media input and output devices by reference to and/or utilization of standard printed matter, such as magazines, textbooks, or any other printed matter that can be correlated to electronic media.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MARSHALL FEATURE RECOGNITION, LLCMARSHALL, TX42

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fichner-Rathus, Lois Short Hills, NJ 48 1359
Nevid, Jeffrey S New York, NY 74 1344
Rathus, Spencer A Short Hills, NJ 100 1553

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MARSHALL FEATURE RECOGNITION, LLC (11)
* 7,523,868 Method and apparatus for accessing electronic data via a familiar printed medium 4 2004
* 7,455,233 Method and apparatus for accessing electronic data via a familiar printed medium 6 2004
* 7,451,932 Method and apparatus for accessing electronic data via a familiar printed medium 7 2004
* 7,690,574 Method and apparatus for accessing electronic data via a familiar printed medium 0 2004
* 7,147,160 Method and apparatus for accessing electronic data via a familiar printed medium 6 2004
* 7,143,945 Method and apparatus for accessing electronic data via a familiar printed medium 0 2004
* 7,143,946 Method and apparatus for accessing electronic data via a familiar printed medium 5 2004
8,261,993 Method and apparatus for accessing electronic data via a familiar printed medium 1 2009
8,261,994 Method and apparatus for accessing electronic data via a familiar printed medium 0 2009
8,910,876 Method and apparatus for accessing electronic data via a familiar printed medium 0 2012
8,485,445 Method and apparatus for accessing electronic data via a familiar printed medium 0 2012
 
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (4)
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STRAGENT, LLC (3)
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