Patent Number: 7,712,668

Title: Method and apparatus for accessing electronic data via a familiar printed medium

Abstract: The disclosed methods and apparatus relate generally to the electronics media industry, such as cable television (CATV), home shopping services, on-line computer services and computer memory applications. These methods and apparatus allow a user to access and make use of electronic media input and output devices by reference to and/or utilization of standard printed matter, such as magazines, textbooks, or any other printed matter that can be correlated to electronic media.

Inventors: Rathus; Spencer A. (Short Hills, NJ), Nevid; Jeffrey S. (New York, NY), Fichner-Rathus; Lois (Short Hill, NJ)

Assignee: Marshall Feature Recognition, LLC

International Classification: G06K 7/10 (20060101); G06F 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018