Patent Number: 6,637,652

Title: IC card handling device

Abstract: A card slot defines a space for receiving an IC card. A contact block has a plurality of contacts on one surface for contacting a plurality of contact points, respectively which are provided on one surface side of the IC cared received inside the card slot. A supporting mechanism movably supports the contact block in the vertical direction to the one surface of the IC card received inside the card slot, swingingly around a first axis line which passes through the center of the plurality of contacts of the contact block in the inserting direction of the IC card, and swingingly around a second axis line which passes through the center of the plurality of contacts of the contact block in the inserting direction of the IC card. An elastic member abuts against the contact block at one point only and applies a force to press the plurality of contacts of the contact block against one surface side of the IC card. A point of the place to which the pressing force is applied by the elastic member exists on an axis line which passes a cross point between the first axis line and the second axis line and extends vertically.

Inventors: Nakamura; Katsushi (Ebina, JP), Iguchi; Nobuhiro (Tokyo, JP), Fujimoto; Osamu (Machida, JP)

Assignee: Anritsu Corporation

International Classification: G06K 13/02 (20060101); G06K 7/00 (20060101); G06K 13/08 (20060101); H01R 13/629 (20060101); H01R 13/24 (20060101); H01R 13/22 (20060101); G06K 007/06 ()

Expiration Date: 10/28/2020