U.S. Patent 8457545 was awarded to Online News Link LLC on 2013-06-04 and describes a “Information distribution and processing system.” This patent has been cited 373 times by other U.S. patents which places it in the top 500 cited patents since 2010 according to our law firm research, and makes it of the most innovative digital communication patents in the field of electrical engineering. The abstract states:
An information distribution and processing system contains a remote site, a sender and a receiving apparatus. The remote site contains a first set of digital data. The sender delivers a second set of digital data to the receiving device. In one embodiment of the present invention, the receiving device contain a timing device for automatically receiving the second set of digital data at predetermined times. The second set of digital data contains a first set of displayable data, a second set of displayable data, at least one non-displayable symbol, and at least one linking reference associated with the second set of displayable data. If desired, a user can select the second set of displayable data. The associated linking reference is sent to the remote site. The associated linking reference is used by the remote site to search for the additional information, and returns the requested information to the user. Link: U.S. Patent 8457545
This patent was originally filed on 2011-06-15 which gives it a processing time of 720 days, compared to an average processing time of 868 in the field. Online News Link LLC has 1 total patents. The first named inventor is Hark C. Chan of Bellevue, WA. The primary examiner was William D Cumming.
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