Portable electronic apparatus

Sarah Woods (Inventor), Stephen J. Emmott (Inventor), Graham I. Johnson (Inventor)

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Abstract

A portable electronic apparatus (100) such as an electronic wallet comprises a plurality of connectors (118, 120, 202) to which a plurality of tokens are removably attachable, each token (118, 124, 216) having memory means (132, 230) containing data for use by the apparatus (100) in performing a respective function represented by that token (118, 124, 216). At least one of the connectors (118, 120, 202) is adapted for data communication with a token (118, 124, 216) attached thereto. The connectors (118, 120, 202) are arranged to display an array of attached tokens (118, 124, 216) for selection by a user. Pressure exerted by the user upon a token (118, 124, 216) selected from the array causes communication of data between the token (118, 124, 216) and the apparatus (100) to perform the function represented by that selected token (118, 124, 216). Applied to an electronic wallet, for example, the invention aids public acceptance by allowing efficient, intuitive and familiar interaction with a user.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberEP 0 987 660 A1
IPCG06F15/02,G06F3/02,G06F3/023,G06K17/00,G07F7/10,H04Q7/38,G07F7/10
Filing date3/09/99
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Woods, S., Emmott, S. J., & Johnson, G. I. (2000). IPC No. G06F15/02, G06F3/02, G06F3/023, G06K17/00, G07F7/10, H04Q7/38, G07F7/10. Portable electronic apparatus. (Patent No. EP 0 987 660 A1). European Patent Office.
Woods, Sarah (Inventor) ; Emmott, Stephen J. (Inventor) ; Johnson, Graham I. (Inventor). / Portable electronic apparatus. European Patent Office. IPC No.: G06F15/02, G06F3/02, G06F3/023, G06K17/00, G07F7/10, H04Q7/38, G07F7/10. Patent No.: EP 0 987 660 A1. Sep 03, 1999.
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Woods, S, Emmott, SJ & Johnson, GI Sep. 03 1999, Portable electronic apparatus, Patent No. EP 0 987 660 A1, IPC No. G06F15/02, G06F3/02, G06F3/023, G06K17/00, G07F7/10, H04Q7/38, G07F7/10.

Portable electronic apparatus. / Woods, Sarah (Inventor); Emmott, Stephen J. (Inventor); Johnson, Graham I. (Inventor).

European Patent Office. IPC No.: G06F15/02, G06F3/02, G06F3/023, G06K17/00, G07F7/10, H04Q7/38, G07F7/10. Patent No.: EP 0 987 660 A1. Sep 03, 1999.

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Woods S, Emmott SJ, Johnson GI, inventors. Portable electronic apparatus. G06F15/02, G06F3/02, G06F3/023, G06K17/00, G07F7/10, H04Q7/38, G07F7/10. 2000 Mar 22.