Automatic access of electronic information through secure machine-readable codes on printed documents

  • US 5,933,829 A
  • Filed: 11/08/1997
  • Issued: 08/03/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/08/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for a client computer to retrieve a computer file comprising the steps of:

  • a) encoding a symbol data string comprising a file location pointer into a machine readable symbol;

    b) rendering said machine readable symbol within a data carrier;

    c) transposing an input data string from said machine readable symbol with a computer input device coupled to said client computer;

    d) parsing said input data string to determine said file location pointer; and

    e) utilizing said file location pointer to request the computer file designated thereby.

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