Automatic document handling system
Electromagnetic wave reflective type, low cost, active proximity sensor for harsh environments
System and method for embedding machine coded destination information into a postal mark
Multimedia service access by reading marks on an object Patent #: 5640193
ApplicationNo. 916694 filed on 08/22/1997
US Classes:235/462.15, Programming or computer interface feature235/472.01, Hand-held (e.g., portable)709/218Using interconnected networks
ExaminersPrimary: Le, Thien M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG06K 7/1/0
AbstractA novel transaction-enabling method and system are disclosed, wherein a transaction-enabling Java-Applet is embedded within an HTML-encoded document stored in an HTTP server at predetermined URL. When a code symbol (e.g., magstripe or bar code) encoded with the URL is read using a code symbol reader interfaced with a Java-enabled Internet terminal, the corresponding HTTP document is automatically accessed and displayed at the terminal, and the transaction-enabling Java-Applet initiated for execution so that the customer, consumer or client desiring the transaction can simply and conveniently conduct the information-related transaction over the Internet. The transaction-enabling Internet terminal can be in the form of an Internet kiosk installed in a public location, in the manner as conventional ATMs. By virtue of the present invention, universal transaction machine (UTMs) can be easily deployed for use by the mass population so that they can easily conduct various types of transaction over the Internet.