Global Patent Index - EP 1066592 A2

EP 1066592 A2 2001-01-10 - VERSATILE INTERFACE SMART CARD

Title (en)

VERSATILE INTERFACE SMART CARD

Title (de)

MEHRZWECKSCHNITTSTELLE FÜR CHIPKARTE

Title (fr)

CARTE A PUCE A INTERFACE POLYVALENTE

Publication

EP 1066592 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99917864 A

Priority

  • EP 9902051 W
  • US 4800998 A
  • US 4801098 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9949415A2] A smart card that is compatible with multiple different protocols includes a standard set of contacts that comply with the protocols of published standard, and another contact not designated by the standard which is used to indicate whether the card is to operate in a non-standard mode. When the card is to operate in the non-standard mode, a simple start-up procedure is employed which does not require strict timing constraints, enabling a less expensive interface device to be used. The interface device can be connected to any bus of a computer which operates in accordance with a desired non-standard protocol. Due to the flexibility and functionality offered by smart cards that have microprocessors incorporated therein, the multi-protocol smart card can be used to drive, or otherwise communicate with, any of a variety of peripheral devices, whether or not a personal computer is present in the system.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06K 19/07

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06K 19/077 (2006.01); G06K 7/00 (2006.01); G06K 19/07 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06K 19/07733 (2013.01); G06K 7/0008 (2013.01); G06K 7/0013 (2013.01); G06K 7/0086 (2013.01); G06K 7/10297 (2013.01); G06K 19/07 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9949415A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9949415 A2 19990930; WO 9949415 A3 19991111; AU 3599899 A 19991018; CA 2325902 A1 19990930; CN 1326573 A 20011212; EP 1066592 A2 20010110; JP 2003532936 A 20031105

INPADOC legal status


2004-01-28 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030724

2001-03-14 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20010130

2001-01-10 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001026

2001-01-10 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): DE ES FR GB IT