Bar code device

  • US 7,963,446 B2
  • Filed: 04/16/2008
  • Issued: 06/21/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/18/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of reading and using a barcode comprising:

  • using a portable communication device which includes a camera therein to obtain an image of a bar code having a first part and a second part each including different corresponding information encoded therein;

    using said portable communication device to make a telephone call;

    decoding, by the portable communication device, information in the bar code to obtain the different first information and second information from the bar code, wherein the first information comprises a command to use the second information as a pointer to fetch a corresponding website address linked to the second information from a database remotely located from the portable communication device; and

    fetching, by the portable communication device, the corresponding website address from the remotely located database responsive to the command and displaying the address and website on the portable communications device, wherein both the first and second information comprise a series of digits that are not part of a website address.

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