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(12) United States Patent ao) Patent No.: us 6,330,976 Bi
Dymetman et al. (45) Date of Patent: Dec. 18,2001
(54) MARKING MEDIUM AREA WITH ENCODED IDENTIFIER FOR PRODUCING ACTION THROUGH NETWORK
(75) Inventors: Marc Dymetman, Grenoble (FR); Max Copperman, Santa Cruz, CA (US)
(73) Assignee: Xerox Corporation, Stamford, CT (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.
(21) Appl. No.: 09/276,085
(22) Filed: Mar. 25, 1999
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation-in-part of application No. PCT/US98/20597, filed on Sep. 30, 1998.
(30) Foreign Application Priority Data
Apr. 1, 1998 (GB) 9806973
Apr. 1, 1998 (GB) 9806977
Apr. 1, 1998 (GB) 9807001
(51) Int. C I. G06K 19 00
(52) U.S. CI 235/487; 235/494
(58) Field of Search 235/375, 487,
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Automatic actions can be obtained through a network using an area of marking medium with machine-readable markings that encode an action/medium identifier. The action/ medium identifier identifies an action that can be produced through the network, and also identifies the area of marking medium. For example, it may include a globally unique or network-wide page identifier as well as an action identifier that can be used to produce an action described by data associated with a counterpart digital page. Or it can include both a page identifier and a location identifier, with the location identifier also identifying an action that relates to the page's digital counterpart. Or it can include a document identifier and an action identifier. Or it can be a globally unique or network-wide sticker identifier that can be used to identify a document, a peripheral device, or another object to which the sticker is attached, and that also produces an action through the network.
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