Data storage and access systems

  • US 8,033,458 B2
  • Filed: 11/10/2010
  • Issued: 10/11/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/25/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A portable data carrier, comprising:

  • an interface for reading and writing data from and to the carrier;

    non-volatile data memory, coupled to the interface, for storing data on the carrier;

    non-volatile payment data memory, coupled to the interface, for providing payment data to an external device;

    a program store storing code implementable by a processor;

    a processor, coupled to the content data memory, the payment data memory, the interface and to the program store for implementing code in the program store; and

    a subscriber identity module (SIM) portion to identify a subscriber to a network operatorwherein the code comprises code to output payment data from the payment data memory to the interface and code to provide external access to the data memory.

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