05640193 is referenced by 614 patents and cites 12 patents.

An apparatus and method enables a user to control the selection of electronic multimedia services to be provided to the user by one or more servers over a communication medium. The apparatus includes a scanner for reading marks on an object and for communicating a request signal, having an object code representing the read marks, to a user interface. The interface receives the request signal and transmits to the servers a request command including an interface identification code and the object code which is used to select the desired electronic multimedia service. The servers identify the selected electronic multimedia service using the object code. The interface then enables the selected electronic multimedia service transmitted from the servers to be received by the user's receiver.

Title
Multimedia service access by reading marks on an object
Application Number
8/290663
Publication Number
5640193
Application Date
August 15, 1994
Publication Date
June 17, 1997
Inventor
Pierre David Wellner
Middletown
NJ, US
Agent
Donald P Dinella
John A Caccuro
Assignee
Lucent Technologies
NJ, US
IPC
H04N 7/173
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