ApplicationNo. 266678 filed on 06/28/1994
US Classes:257/679, Smart (e.g., credit) card package235/380, Credit or identification card systems235/492, Conductive257/693, External connection to housing257/730, Outside periphery of package having specified shape or configuration361/737, IC card or card member439/680, By key or guideway439/946MEMORY CARD CARTRIDGE
ExaminersPrimary: Crane, Sara W.
Assistant: Ostrowski, David
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesH01L 023/02
Foreign Application Priority Data1993-06-30 JP
AbstractAn IC memory card for connecting to a host device connector has a width and a length of substantially standard dimensions, a pair of longer sides, and a connector portion disposed at one of the longer sides and having a connector for electrically connecting the IC memory card to the host device connector. The IC memory card may have a wrong insertion preventing structure for preventing insertion of the IC memory card into the host device connector in an orientation other than the connector portion of the IC memory card. A host device connector for receiving the connector portion of the IC memory card may have a wrong insertion preventing structure for preventing further insertion of the IC memory card by cooperating with the card when the IC memory card is inserted in an incorrect orientation. A connecting system includes the IC memory card and the host device connector including the described features.
Field of SearchSmart (e.g., credit) card package
WITH MEANS TO PREVENT INSPECTION OF OR TAMPERING WITH AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT (E.G., "SMART CARD", ANTI-TAMPER)
External connection to housing
Outside periphery of package having specified shape or configuration
Credit or identification card systems
IC card or card member