Patent Number: 6,168,082

Title: Card reader assembly

Abstract: A card reader 10 includes a base 14 and a cover 60 securable together to define a card-receiving cavity 90 and a plurality of right angle terminals 102 therein disposed in a terminal housing 12. The base 14 defines a terminal-receiving section 32 of the terminal housing 12 and the cover 60 defines a terminal-securing section 74 of the terminal housing 12, the two sections together defining terminal-receiving passageways 79 within which the bodies of the terminals 102 extend. Upon assembling the base 14 and cover 60 together, the terminals 102 are secured in position in the terminal-receiving passageways and the terminal contact surfaces 106 extend into the cavity 90 proximate the cover 60, and a card 170 can be inserted into the cavity 90 with the contact pads 172 facing the cover 60.

Inventors: Benjamin; Karen Elizabeth (Harrisburg, PA), Kemmick; Dennis Leroy (Columbia, PA)

Assignee: The Whitaker Corporation

International Classification: G06K 7/00 (20060101); G06K 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018