Patent Number: 7,765,126

Title: System and method for automatic access of a remote computer over a network

Abstract: A system and method for using identification codes found on ordinary articles of commerce to access remote computers on a network. In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, a computer is provided having a database that relates Uniform Product Code ("UPC") numbers to Internet network addresses (or "URLs"). To access an Internet resource relating to a particular product, a user enters the product's UPC symbol manually, by swiping a bar code reader over the UPC symbol, or via other suitable input means. The database retrieves the URL corresponding to the UPC code. This location information is then used to access the desired resource.

Inventors: Hudetz; Frank C (Lisle, IL), Hudetz; Peter R (Plainfield, IL)

Assignee: NeoMedia Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: G06Q 20/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018