System for enabling smart card transactions to occur over the internet and associated method

  • US 6,694,387 B2
  • Filed: 03/18/2002
  • Issued: 02/17/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/22/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A system for enabling smart card reader transactions to occur over the Internet, comprising:

  • a client computer communicatively coupled to an open network for communicating files having open network protocol statements over the open network;

    a smart card reader communicatively coupled to the client computer through a port on the client computer, the smart card reader communicating with the client computer through the port on the client computer in accordance with a non-open network protocol; and

    a client program executing in the client computer to determine an input/output (I/O) operation to be performed by the smart card reader that is identified by an extended open network protocol statement contained in at least one of the files communicated by the client computer over the open network, the client program causing the smart card to perform the determined I/O operation by communicating through the port on the client computer in the non-open network protocol.

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