Global Patent Index - EP 1099145 A1

EP 1099145 A1 2001-05-16 - DATA SYSTEM WITH SUPPORT SURFACES FOR RECIPROCATING DATA HEAD

Title (en)

DATA SYSTEM WITH SUPPORT SURFACES FOR RECIPROCATING DATA HEAD

Title (de)

DATENSYSTEM MIT UNTERSTÜTZUNGSOBERFLÄCHEN FÜR HIN- UND HERBEWEGENDEM DATENKOPF

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE DONNEES PRESENTANT DES SURFACES D'APPUI D'UNE TETE DE LECTURE/ECRITURE DE DONNEES A MOUVEMENT ALTERNATIF

Publication

EP 1099145 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99930725 A

Priority

  • US 9914424 W
  • US 10569698 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0000003A1] A data system (1) includes a credit card type substrate (3) and a data unit (2). The substrate has first and second edges (28, 30) and a data surface region (26) between the edges. The data unit includes a base (4), a substrate support (60) mounted to the base for controlled movement along a first path (14), and a data head driver (6), also mounted to the base, including a data head which reciprocates along a second path (10) oriented perpendicular to the first path. The data head contacts the data surface region on the substrate and first and second data head support surfaces (120, 122) located at opposite ends of the second path adjacent to the first and second edges of the substrate. The data head support surfaces and the data surface region are coplanar. The data unit also includes a substrate feeder (16), which delivers the substrate to and removes the substrate from the substrate support, and a substrate positioner (68, 70, 82, 94, 98), which properly positions the substrate on and secures the substrate to the substrate support.

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

G06F 1/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06K 17/00 (2006.01); G06K 7/08 (2006.01); G11B 21/02 (2006.01); G11B 21/16 (2006.01); G11B 25/04 (2006.01); G11B 7/0033 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G11B 25/04 (2013.01); G11B 21/02 (2013.01); G11B 7/0033 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0000003 A1 20000106; AU 4720299 A 20000117; AU 770509 B2 20040226; BR 9911555 A 20010320; CA 2335459 A1 20000106; CN 1307708 A 20010808; EP 1099145 A1 20010516; EP 1099145 A4 20020904; IL 140409 D0 20020210; JP 2002519802 A 20020702; NO 20006561 A 20010226; NO 20006561 D0 20001221

INPADOC legal status


2003-05-14 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20021008

2002-09-04 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20020724

2002-09-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2002-09-04 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7G 06F 1/00 A, 7G 06K 7/08 B

2001-05-16 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010124

2001-05-16 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE