Apparatus and method for commercial transactions using a communication device

  • US 9,311,637 B2
  • Filed: 08/26/2015
  • Issued: 04/12/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/10/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A portable smart card reader device for reading a smart card having recorded information stored on an integrated circuit incorporated into the card, the device comprising:

  • a sensor for reading said recorded information stored on said integrated circuit incorporated into said card and for producing an analog signal indicative of the recorded information, said sensor including circuitry for converting said analog signal to an encrypted signal suitable for transmission to a jack of a mobile communication device; and

    an output jack adapted to be inserted into a jack associated with said mobile communication device for providing the encrypted signal indicative of the recorded information to said mobile communication device for transmission to a transaction server for further processing.

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