Apparatus and method for transferring information between a smart diskette device and a computer

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6325291
SERIAL NO

09333997

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Abstract

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An element which can be plugged into an electronic data processing (EDP) device, for receiving a user card which is equipped with components, including at least one of a processor and/or data memory, a frame having an exterior form, which is designed to accommodate the user card, a first interface for transferring data between the element and the EDP device, and a second interface formed by contacts on the user card and on the frame, for transferring data to and from the user card. The exterior form of the frame is that of a diskette so that it can be inserted into a diskette station of an EDP device. The first interface between the element and the EDP device is designed in a standard fashion, so that data can be transferred using a standard read/write device already present in the diskette station of the EDP device. The frame carries a battery for supplying current via the interface to the components located on the user card, if required, and carries an additional processor and data memory for providing the element with additional processor and storage capacity.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.TOKYO113

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Barrett, Paul Surrey, GB 17 253
Burkart, Axel Utting, DE 4 78
Eisele, Raymund Idstein, DE 10 249
Holy, Peter Poynings, GB 3 37
Ryan, Andrew Brighton, GB 10 173
Tantony, Shaun Brighton, GB 3 37

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