On Sun, 19 Nov 2006, pat_at_backwardsfish.com wrote:
> Wouldn't this be something like a UPC symbol at the supermarket
>or any other retailer. A scanning "camera" takes a picture of an
>image otherwise meaningless to the human eye and links to a file of
>information such as price, product code, inventory, etc etc. It also
>loads and links to customer's previous purchases, points, discounts and
>frequent flyer miles....
Apparently not, becuase you've left off the third step; after the
database look-up, the device must then connect to a remote computer.
The PDF here has a very good general description of what's covered,
and what kind of applications would serve as prior art:
Curt Sampson <cjs_at_cynic.net> +81 90 7737 2974
Received on Wed Nov 22 03:14:33 2006