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1. (WO2001037201) SMART CARD CONNECTOR INDEPENDENT OF THE CARD INSERTION DIRECTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/037201    International Application No.:    PCT/FR2000/002975
Publication Date: Sat May 26 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Fri Oct 27 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: G06K 7/00
Applicants: GEMPLUS
CHOMETTE, Michel
NAVAS, Frédéric
Inventors: CHOMETTE, Michel
NAVAS, Frédéric
Title: SMART CARD CONNECTOR INDEPENDENT OF THE CARD INSERTION DIRECTION
Abstract:
The invention concerns a smart card (100) connector provided with a double series of contacts (7, 10) located on either side of the insertion slot (5) of the connector, each series of contacts being adapted to establish an electrical communication with the contact pads (110) of the smart card (100). The invention is characterised in that at least one series of contacts consists of non-exposed anisotropic contacts (10) pressed by a locking system (50). The connector further comprises a flexible layer (20) provided with a series of conductors (30) opposite each anisotropic contact (10) carrying the electric signals up to the printed circuit (PCB).