Patent Number: 6,308,890

Title: Universal credit card apparatus and method

Abstract: The apparatus and method described herein provides for creating multiple spatial patterns, such as magnetic patterns on credit cards. The invention includes storage of information from which patterns may be created, a pattern creation device for creating the spatial patterns, and control whereby the information which is stored is selectively utilized to cause the pattern creation. This allows multiple desired patterns to be simulated, allowing convenient replacement of a number of separate pattern carrying devices.

Inventors: Cooper; J. Carl (Monte Sereno, CA)

Assignee: Pixel Instruments, Inc.

International Classification: G06K 19/06 (20060101); G06K 007/08 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018