Patent Number: 6,308,889

Title: Smart card reader with electrostatic discharge protection

Abstract: A smart card reader having several advantageous grounding techniques andseveral techniques to insure proper electrical isolation of the electricalcomponents of the card reader. The smart card reader has a base and acover. In certain techniques, a non-conductive base is grounded to aconductive, grounded cover. In another technique, a grounded base formedof a statically dissipative composite material is utilized.

Inventors: Grant; John Lincoln (Sherborn, MA), Cuff; Michael Patrick (Georgetown, TX), Folta; Claude Grant (Georgetown, TX)


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Expiration Date: 10/32013