Apparatus and method for data transfer between stand alone integrated circuit smart card terminal and remote computer of system operator

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5500517
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08300049

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A hand held, unitary assembly, data collection device for an off-line vending machine such as a parking meter, which is operable by smart integrated circuit chip cards. The vending machine has a chip card reader, and which stores data as to the sale of goods/services from the machine. The device has a first portion which mechanically and electrically fits the vending machine reader; and a second portion with an opening to receive a PCMCIA card. Data is retrieved and transferred to the PCMCIA card. The first and second portions are rigidly joined to one another forming a unitary assembly, and the second portion securely holds the PCMCIA card, and is also a handle for gripping the device.

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GEMPLUS CARD INTERNATIONALAVENUE DU PIC DE BERTAGNE PARC D'ACTIVITES DE LA PLAINE DEJOUQUES 13420 GEMENOS

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cagliostro, Charles W Hopewell Junction, NY 1 90

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