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1. WO1992009052 - SMART CARD PERSONALIZATION MACHINE

Publication Number WO/1992/009052
Publication Date 29.05.1992
International Application No. PCT/FR1991/000892
International Filing Date 13.11.1991
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 12.03.1992
IPC
G06K 1/12 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
1Methods or arrangements for marking the record carrier in digital fashion
12otherwise than by punching
G06K 17/00 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
17Methods or arrangements for effecting co-operative working between equipments covered by two or more of main groups G06K1/-G06K15/168
CPC
G06K 1/126
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
1Methods or arrangements for marking the record carrier in digital fashion
12otherwise than by punching
126by photographic or thermographic registration
G06K 17/00
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
17Methods or arrangements for effecting co-operative working between equipments covered by two or more of main groups G06K1/00 - G06K15/00, e.g. automatic card files incorporating conveying and reading operations
Applicants
  • GEMPLUS [FR]/[FR] (AllExceptUS)
  • BERTHOZAT, Michel [FR]/[FR] (UsOnly)
  • MORGAVI, Paul [FR]/[FR] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • BERTHOZAT, Michel
  • MORGAVI, Paul
Agents
  • SCHMIT, Christian
Priority Data
90/1432916.11.1990FR
Publication Language French (FR)
Filing Language French (FR)
Designated States
Title
(EN) SMART CARD PERSONALIZATION MACHINE
(FR) MACHINE DE PERSONNALISATION POUR CARTES A PUCES
Abstract
(EN)
An automatic electrical and graphical smart card personalization machine is provided. Instead of a standard thermal print head which engages the smart card in a horizontal position, whereafter the card to be printed must be bent during printing, a vertical print head (120) is used of which the heating devices are arranged on the wafer of a thin vertical support. The card (116) can be inserted horizontally and in an unbent state under said head during graphical printing, then delivered to a standard smart card reader (150) for electrical personalization. The cards are not damaged, the mechanism is simplified and any risk of mixing up graphical and electrical data corresponding to several different cards is avoided.
(FR)
L'invention concerne une machine de personnalisation automatique, électrique et graphique, de cartes à puces. Au lieu d'utiliser une tête d'impression thermique classique qui vient s'appliquer à plat contre la carte à imprimer et qui nécessite alors de courber la carte à puce pendant l'impression, on utilise une tête d'impression verticale (120) dont les éléments chauffants sont sur la tranche d'un support vertical mince; la carte (116) peut être déplacée à plat, sans courbure, sous cette tête pendant l'impression graphique; puis elle est amnée, toujours à plat, vers un lecteur standard de cartes à puces (150) dans lequel s'effectue la personnalisation électrique. Les cartes ne sont pas endommagées, la mécanique est beaucoup plus simple et il n'y a pas de risque de mélange entre les informations graphique et électrique correspondant à plusieurs cartes différentes.
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