Multi-user card system
Card type storage medium and card type storage medium issuing apparatus
Electronic purse card having multiple storage memories to prevent fraudulent usage and method therefor
Card type storage medium and card type storage medium issuing apparatus Patent #: 5563395
ApplicationNo. 754801 filed on 11/21/1996
US Classes:235/381, With vending235/375, SYSTEMS CONTROLLED BY DATA BEARING RECORDS235/385, Inventory235/492Conductive
ExaminersPrimary: Hajec, Donald T.
Assistant: Dunn, Drew A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG06K 019/067
Foreign Application Priority Data1995-11-21 JP
AbstractAn IC card automated transaction terminal is provided to operate in conjunction with an IC card capable of storing a plurality of different balances relating to commercial transactions. For example, the IC card can provide separate storage for electronic money information and bonus point information. IC card reading/writing means are provided in the terminal for reading and writing such information stored in said IC card along with input means for inputting transacted sum information and information storage means for storing electronic money information equivalent to transacted sum information. In another embodiment, small sum and large sum balances can be separately stored on the IC card, with only the large sum balance being locked and requiring a security code to carry out a transaction.