Data storage and access systems

  • US 8,118,221 B2
  • Filed: 11/10/2010
  • Issued: 02/21/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/25/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A data access terminal for retrieving data from a data supplier and providing the retrieved data to a data carrier, the terminal comprising:

  • a first interface for communicating with the data supplier;

    a data carrier interface for interfacing with the data carrier;

    a program store storing code implementable by a processor; and

    a processor, coupled to the first interface, to the data carrier interface and to the program store for implementing the stored code, the code comprising;

    code to read payment data from the data carrier and to forward the payment data to a payment validation system;

    code to receive payment validation data from the payment validation system;

    code responsive to the payment validation data to retrieve data from the data supplier and to write the retrieved data into the data carrier.

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