MEI Assigned Patent
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 23 -- MEI, West Chester, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,157,167) developed by Evan J. Cost, Audubon, Pa., Peter Bullard, Schwenksville, Pa., and Robert Martin, West Chester, Pa., for a contactless smartcard bezel.
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A multi media payment device includes a banknote acceptor and a RF card reader, and also may include a magnetic card reader. A bezel assembly for connection to the bill acceptor preferably includes a reader unit to read magnetic swipe cards and contactless chip cards."
The patent application was filed on Oct. 23, 2007 (12/446,822). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,157,167&OS=8,157,167&RS=8,157,167
Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.
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