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Portable Guide

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120412D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Davis, MIAC: AUTHOR

Abstract

The "Smart Card" in its present form consists of memory of various types RAM,EPROM,PROM and CMOS logic components embedded within a credit card. Applications of such smart cards are widespead, and hardware is manufactured by many companies. Applications are mainly involved in financial management.

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Portable Guide

      The "Smart Card" in its present form consists of memory
of various types RAM,EPROM,PROM and CMOS logic components embedded
within a credit card.  Applications of such smart cards are
widespead, and hardware is manufactured by many companies.
Applications are mainly involved in financial management.

      This invention proposes to extend the function of the smart
card into new unrelated areas by the addition of an LCD display
matrix on the surface of the card.  It allows the user to read
information from the memory of the card and, by the addition of a
simple touch-sensitive pad, select, say, one item from ten for the
user to interact with the device.

      A traveller, prior to leaving home, has a travel agent or
secretary insert additional itinerary information into his card
describing the present trip.  The card then acts as an alarm clock to
wake him up, and as a calendar/diary to describe when he needs to
leave for the airport.  It provides his flight number, departure
time, status, and directions to the gate, reminds him of promised
purchases and is processed by immigration at the point of departure
in order to speed up the arrival process.  On arrival at his first
destination the card will describe the route to baggage claim,
provide authorization for him to remove certain baggage (id number)
and give directions concerning flight transfers or ground
transportation and hotels.  All information is transient within the
device. ...