US Patent No: 6,325,291

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

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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.TOKYO126

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Barrett, Paul Ipswich, GB 22 238
Burkart, Axel Utting, DE 4 76
Eisele, Raymund Idstein, DE 10 229
Holy, Peter Poynings, GB 3 36
Ryan, Andrew Brighton, GB 10 95
Tantony, Shaun Brighton, GB 3 36

Cited Art Landscape

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MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
4,891,727 Memory device 22 1988
 
PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. (1)
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SANDISK CORPORATION (1)
5,887,145 Removable mother/daughter peripheral card 242 1997
 
Weltec Digital, Inc. (1)
4,499,510 Precision alignment system for information storage devices 27 1982
 
WINBOND ELECTRONICS CORP. (1)
5,877,975 Insertable/removable digital memory apparatus and methods of operation thereof 112 1996
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
4,890,179 Magnetic tape backup device for use with a floppy disk drive 6 1988
5,844,757 Personal computer data storage card and method for transferring information between the data storage card and personal computers 22 1995

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SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES INC. (12)
7,092,256 Retractable card adapter 43 2002
7,487,265 Memory card with two standard sets of contacts and a hinged contact covering mechanism 6 2004
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7,310,692 Memory card with integral covered second device connector for use with computing devices without a memory card slot 18 2005
7,340,540 Memory card with contacts, device connector, and a connector covering mechanism 18 2006
7,492,601 Retractable card adapter 6 2006
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7,787,243 Retractable card adapter 12 2009
 
CANON U.S.A. INC. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DIVISION (1)
6,955,292 Media reader for a removable digital storage medium 9 2002
 
GOLF REPORTING SOLUTIONS, LLC (1)
6,755,345 Golf handicap smart card system 0 2002