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1. US6052388 - Information transmission/reception system

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We claim:
1. An information reception apparatus comprising:
reception means for receiving a display information item which is broadcast from a broadcasting station and affixed with an identification information item, said identification information indicating a return destination for a return information item to be transmitted in response to said display information item;
display means for displaying the display information received by the reception means;
input means for inputting the return information item to be transmitted in response to the display information item displayed on the display means;
information affixing means for affixing the identification information, which is affixed to the display information item displayed on the display means, to the return information item input by the input means; and
transmission means for transmitting the return information item to which the identification information is affixed by the information affixing means.
2. The information reception apparatus according to claim 1, further comprising display means for displaying at least one of information received by said reception means and return information input from said input means.
3. The information reception apparatus according to claim 1, further comprising:
telephone number storage means for storing telephone number data with respect to the return destination of said return information; and
transmission control means for transmitting said telephone number data stored in said telephone number storage means before transmitting said return information affixed with said identification information from said transmission means.
4. The information reception apparatus according to claim 1, further comprising user information storage means for storing user information;
wherein said information affixing means further affixes said user information stored in said user information storage means to said return information input from said input means; and
wherein said transmission means transmits said return information affixed with said identification information and said user information.
5. The information reception apparatus according to claim 1, wherein:
said reception means receives the display information item affixed with a designation information item for designating return forms of the identification information item and the return information item;
the information reception apparatus further comprises return form storage means for storing a plurality of return form information items; and
said input means includes means for inputting the return information item in accordance with the return form designated by the designation information item which is displayed on the display means.
6. The information reception apparatus according to claim 1, wherein said reception means receives the display information item affixed with the identification information item which is transmitted by being multiplexed on FM broadcast radio waves.
7. The information reception apparatus according to claim 1, wherein:
said reception means receives a plurality of display information items;
said information reception apparatus further comprises selection means for selecting a desired display information item from said plurality of display information items received by the reception means; and
said display means displays the display information item selected by the selection means.
8. The information reception apparatus according to claim 1, further comprising display control means for displaying the return information item input by the input means on the display means.
9. The information reception apparatus according to claim 1, wherein:
said reception means further receives a display information item to which no identification information item is affixed; and
the information reception apparatus further comprises prohibition means for prohibiting input of the return information item by the input means when there is no identification information item affixed to the display information item displayed on the display means.
10. An information reception apparatus comprising:
reception means for receiving a display information item affixed with a designation information item, said designation information item designating a return form of a return information item to be transmitted in response to the display information item;
display means for displaying the display information item received by the reception means;
return form storage means for storing a plurality of return forms;
input means for inputting the return information item in accordance with a designated one of the return forms stored in said return form storage means when the return information item to be transmitted is inputted in response to the display information item displayed on the display means, said designated one of the return forms being designated by the designation information item affixed to the display information item displayed on the display means; and
transmission means for transmitting the return information input by the input means.
11. The information reception apparatus according to claim 10, further comprising:
read means for reading a return form information item corresponding to the designation information item which is affixed to the display information item displayed on the display means; and
display control means for permitting the display means to display the return form information item read by the read means; and
wherein said input means inputs the return information item in accordance with the displayed return form.
12. The information reception apparatus according to claim 10, wherein said return form storage means is attachable to and detachable from said information reception apparatus.
13. The information reception apparatus according to claim 10, further comprising information display means for displaying at least one of information received by said reception means and return information input by said input means.
14. The information reception apparatus according to claim 10, further comprising:
telephone number storage means for storing telephone number data with respect to a return destination of said return information; and
transmission control means for transmitting said telephone number data stored in said telephone number storage means before transmitting said return information from said transmission means.
15. The information reception apparatus according to claim 10, further comprising:
information affixing means for affixing the designation information item which is affixed to the display information item displayed on the display means to the return information item input by the input means; and
wherein said transmission means transmits the return information item to which the designation information item is affixed by the information affixing means.
16. The information reception apparatus according to claim 10, further comprising:
user information storage means for storing user information; and
user information affixing means for affixing said user information stored in said user information storage means to said return information input from said input means; and
wherein said transmission means transmits said return information affixed with said user information by said user information affixing means.
17. The information reception apparatus according to claim 10, wherein said reception means receives the display information item affixed with the designation information item which is transmitted by being multiplexed on FM broadcast radio waves.
18. An information transmission apparatus comprising:
information affixing means for affixing identification information item to a display information item to be broadcast, said identification information indicating a return destination and being affixed to a return information item to be transmitted in response to the display information item;
broadcasting means for broadcasting the display information item to which the identification information item is affixed by the information affixing means;
reception means for receiving the return information item affixed with the identification information item;
storage means for storing the return information item received by the reception means; and
information processing means for at least one of displaying, collecting, and editing the return information item stored in the storage means for each identification information item.
19. The information transmission apparatus according to claim 18, wherein:
said information affixing means further affixes a designation information item to the display information item to be broadcast, said designation information item designating a return form of the return information item to be transmitted in response to the display information item; and
said broadcasting means broadcasts the display information item to which the identification information item and the designation information item are affixed by the information affixing means.
20. The information transmission apparatus according to claim 18, further comprising:
reception means for receiving return information affixed with identification information indicative of a return destination; and
storage means for storing said return information received by said reception means.
21. The information transmission apparatus according to claim 20, wherein:
said storage means comprises a plurality of storage areas; and
said information transmission apparatus further comprises storage control means for storing said return information into one of said storage areas in accordance with said identification information received by said reception means.
22. The information transmission apparatus according to claim 20, further comprising display means for displaying said return information stored in said storage means for each identification information.
23. The information transmission apparatus according to claim 20, further comprising information processing means for at least one of collecting and editing said return information stored in said storage means for each identification information.
24. The information transmission apparatus according to claim 18, wherein said broadcasting means broadcasts information which is displayed, collected, or edited by the information processing means.
25. The information transmission apparatus according to claim 23, further comprising display means for displaying information which is collected or edited by said information processing means.
26. The information transmission apparatus according to claim 18, wherein said broadcasting means transmits the display information item to which the identification information item is affixed by the information affixing means by being multiplexed on FM broadcast radio waves.
27. An information transmission apparatus comprising:
information affixing means for affixing a designation information item to a display information item to be transmitted; and
transmission means for transmitting the display information item to which the designation information item is affixed by the information affixing means; and
wherein said designation information item designates at least one of a plurality of return forms stored in a storage means as an input form for inputting a return information item, in an information reception apparatus for receiving the display information item to which the designation information item is affixed.
28. An information transmission/reception system comprising:
(i) an information transmission apparatus for broadcasting a display information item, said information transmission apparatus including:
first information affixing means for affixing an identification information item indicating a return destination to the display information item to be broadcast, said identification information item being affixed to a return information for information item to be transmitted in response to the display information item; and
broadcasting means for broadcasting the display information item to which the identification information item is affixed by the first information affixing means; and
(ii) an information reception apparatus for receiving the display information item which is broadcast from the information transmission apparatus, said information reception means including:
first reception means for receiving the display information item affixed with the identification information item which is broadcast from the broadcasting means;
display means for displaying the display information item received by the first reception means;
input means for inputting the return information item to be transmitted in response to the display information item displayed by the display means;
second information affixing means for affixing the identification information item to the return information item input by the input means, said identification information item being affixed to the display information item displayed by the display means; and
transmission means for transmitting the return information item to which the identification information item is affixed by the second information affixing means; and
(iii) wherein said information transmission apparatus further comprises:
second reception means for receiving the return information item affixed with the identification information item which is transmitted from the transmission means;
storage means for storing the return information item received by the second reception means; and
information processing means for at least one of displaying, collecting, and editing the return information item stored in the storage means for each identification information item.
29. An information transmission/reception system comprising:
(i) an information transmission apparatus for transmitting a display information item, said information transmission apparatus including:
information affixing means for affixing a designation information item to the display information item to be transmitted, said designation information designating a return form of a return information item to be transmitted in response to the display information item; and
first transmission means for transmitting the display information item to which the designation information item is affixed by the information affixing means; and
(ii) an information reception apparatus for receiving the display information item which is transmitted from the information transmission apparatus, said information reception means including:
reception means for receiving the display information item affixed with the designation information item which is transmitted from the first transmission means;
display means for displaying the display information item received by the reception means;
storage means for storing a plurality of return forms;
input means for inputting the return information item in accordance with a designated one of the return forms stored in the storage means when the return information item to be transmitted is inputted in response to the display information item displayed on the display means, said designated one of the return forms being designated by the designation information item affixed to the display information item displayed by the display means; and
second transmission means for transmitting the return information item input by the input means.
30. An information reception method comprising:
receiving a display information item which is broadcast by a broadcasting station and affixed with an identification information item, said identification information item indicating a return destination for return information to be transmitted in response to the display information item;
displaying the received display information item;
affixing the identification information affixed to the displayed display information to the return information input; and
transmitting the return information affixed with the identification information item.
31. An information reception method comprising:
receiving a display information item affixed with a designation information item, said designation information item designating one of a plurality of return forms stored in a storage medium;
displaying the received display information item;
inputting a return information item in a manner such that the return information item has the return form designated by said designation information item affixed to said displayed display information item; and
transmitting the input return information item.
32. An information transmission method comprising:
affixing a designation information item to a display information item to be transmitted; and
transmitting the display information item affixed with the designation information item; and
wherein said designation information item designates at least one of a plurality of return form information items stored in a storage means as an input form when a return information item to be transmitted in response to the display information item is input into an information reception apparatus for receiving the display information item affixed with the designation information item.
33. An information transmission method comprising:
affixing an identification information item to a display information item to be broadcast, said identification information item indicating a return destination and being affixed to a return information item to be transmitted in response to the display information item; and
broadcasting the display information item affixed with the identification information item;
receiving the return information item affixed with the identification information item;
storing the received return information item; and
one of displaying, collecting, and editing the return information item stored for each identification information item.