07055737 is referenced by 52 patents and cites 22 patents.

A method of obtaining, from a remote location, topic-specific information regarding a product includes: electronically receiving one of a plurality of machine-readable codes electronically navigating to an information resource at a remote location; and displaying the information resource's topic-specific information about the product on an electronic display device. In further detail, each of the machine-readable codes is associated with an information topic relating to a product, with at least one machine-readable code having an associated information topic which is different from that of the other machine-readable code or codes. Also, each of the machine-readable codes encodes an identifier which is associated with a corresponding information resource at a remote location. At least one corresponding information resource includes topic-specific information about the product which is different from that of the other corresponding information resource or resources. In the electronic-navigation step, the corresponding information resource at the remote location is the resource associated with the identifier encoded by the machine-readable code.

Title
Electronic network and method for obtaining topic-specific information regarding a product
Application Number
9/799227
Publication Number
7055737 (B1)
Application Date
March 5, 2001
Publication Date
June 6, 2006
Inventor
Brian Raymond
San Diego
CA, US
Kazuaki Iso
Oradell
NJ, US
Gregory D Gudorf
San Diego
CA, US
Marc Beckwitt
San Clementi
CA, US
Philip M Abram
Warwick
NY, US
Brian Siegel
Washingtonville
NY, US
Christopher M Tobin
Central Valley
NY, US
Agent
Wood Herron & Evans
Assignee
Sony Electronics
NJ, US
Sony Coporation
JP
IPC
G06F 17/00
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