Method and apparatus for selecting a desired application on a smart card

  • US 7,140,549 B2
  • Filed: 02/24/2004
  • Issued: 11/28/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/24/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for selecting a desired application on a smart card, wherein there are potentially two or more applications installed on the smart card, each application having a stored application identifier (AID), the method comprising:

  • receiving, on the smart card, a request including multiple parameters wherein said received multiple parameters specify a desired application;

    retrieving multiple parameters from a stored AID for an application on the smart card;

    comparing the specified multiple parameters with the retrieved multiple parameters to determine whether there is a match; and

    retrieving an AID including said retrieved multiple parameters upon said comparing finding a match between the received multiple parameters and the retrieved multiple parameters.

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