External adaptor for magnetic stripe card reader

CAFC
  • US 7,114,652 B2
  • Filed: 10/03/2005
  • Issued: 10/03/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/24/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of communicating with a reader head of a magnetic stripe reader device, the method comprising:

  • positioning a module comprising an inductor element proximate to a housing of a magnetic stripe reader device;

    applying a current to the inductor element to generate a magnetic field of sufficient strength to penetrate the housing and be sensed by a head of the reader device; and

    wherein the magnetic stripe reader device further comprises a second magnetic reader head exhibiting a different sensitivity to magnetic fields than the magnetic head, the method further comprising generating a second magnetic field of sufficient strength to penetrate the housing and be sensed by the second magnetic reader head.

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