Media bridge method and apparatus

  • US 7,065,559 B1
  • Filed: 06/16/2000
  • Issued: 06/20/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/17/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer architecture for providing a bridge between tangible media and computer media, said computer architecture comprising:

  • a bridge server computer system including a database and a server control program;

    a portable client device, including a bridge control program and an input device, said portable client device adapted to receive and store at least one bridge code associated with a tangible media object, which was transmitted from a transmitter associated with the object; and

    a communications channel coupling said bridge server computer system and said client device to download the previously stored bridge codes from the client device to the bridge server computer system;

    whereby said server control program is operativeto query said database based on the received bridge codes,to display a plurality of links to computer media, wherein the links correspond to the received bridge codes and,upon activation of one of said plurality of links, to execute action commands in said database in correspondence to the bridge code associated with the activated link.

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