Patents Assigned to On Track Innovations Ltd.
  • Patent number: 9697452
    Abstract: An adapter and methods of using the adapter for communicating a personal electronic device to a smart card reader are disclosed. The adapter comprises a processor, a contact/contactless smartcard chip, an antenna and a power supply unit. The processor is adapted to exchange data with the personal electronic device, wherein that data is modulated on the audio signals. The processor is also adapted to exchange data with the smartcard chip, wherein the smartcard chip is adapted to communicate with the contactless smart card reader via the antenna. A method for enabling a personal electronic device to communicate with a contactless smart card reader via audio signals is also disclosed. The method comprises providing an adapter. The adapter comprises a processor, a contact/contactless smartcard chip, an antenna and a power supply unit. The method also comprises exchanging data between the personal electronic device and the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: On Track Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Nehemya Itay, Nir Gazit, Yaacov Haroosh
  • Patent number: 9400756
    Abstract: An adapter for converting signals in a first format to signals in a second format for enabling a personal electronic device such as laptop computer, tablet computer, smartphone and the like, to communicate with a contactless smart card reader via another adapter. Embodiments include an adapter for enabling a personal electronic device to communicate, via communication channel comprising data signals over universal serial bus (USB) channel, with a contactless smart card reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: On Track Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Nehemya Itay, Nir Gazit, Yaacov Haroosh, George Kaplun
  • Patent number: 9342778
    Abstract: A contactless transaction adaptor for use with a mobile communicator, including a thin SIM card signal interceptor portion arranged for insertion intermediate an existing SIM card, having SIM card-based contacts, and communicator based SIM card contacts located in a SIM card recess formed in the communicator, the interceptor portion having first contacts for communication with the communicator-based SIM card contacts and second contacts for communication with the SIM card-based contacts, a contactless communication circuit bearing portion arranged for insertion in the communicator, a contactless antenna and a contactless communication circuit both mounted onto the circuit bearing portion, a flexible connector portion interconnecting the interceptor portion and the circuit bearing portion, a first electrical path extending along the connector portion between the contacts of the interceptor portion and the contactless communication circuit, and a second electrical path extending along the circuit bearing portio
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: On Track Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Oded Bashan, Nehemya Itay, Nir Gazit, Yaacov Haroosh
  • Patent number: 9336419
    Abstract: A contactless bi-directional device including first and second generally mutually electromagnetically decoupled contactless loop antennas which are arranged in at least partially mutually overlapping orientation, first and second contactless communication chips, each of the first and second communications chips being connected to a corresponding one of the generally mutually electromagnetically decoupled contactless loop antennas, thereby providing bi-directional communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: On Track Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Hemy Itay, Oded Bashan, Yaacov Haroosh
  • Publication number: 20150205734
    Abstract: An adapter for converting signals in a first format to signals in a second format for enabling a personal electronic device such as laptop computer, tablet computer, smartphone and the like, to communicate with a contactless smart card reader via another adapter. Embodiments include an adapter for enabling a personal electronic device to communicate, via communication channel comprising data signals over universal serial bus (USB) channel, with a contactless smart card reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: On Track Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Nehemya ITAY, Nir GAZIT, Yaacov HAROOSH, George KAPLUN
  • Patent number: 9053375
    Abstract: A contactless bi-directional device including first and second generally mutually electromagnetically decoupled contactless loop antennas which are arranged in at least partially mutually overlapping orientation, first and second contactless communication chips, each of the first and second communications chips being connected to a corresponding one of the generally mutually electromagnetically decoupled contactless loop antennas, thereby providing bi-directional communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: On Track Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Hemy Itay, Oded Bashan, Yaacov Haroosh
  • Publication number: 20140361873
    Abstract: A contactless bi-directional device including first and second generally mutually electromagnetically decoupled contactless loop antennas which are arranged in at least partially mutually overlapping orientation, first and second contactless communication chips, each of the first and second communications chips being connected to a corresponding one of the generally mutually electromagnetically decoupled contactless loop antennas, thereby providing bi-directional communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: On Track Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Hemy Itay, Oded Bashan, Yaacov Haroosh
  • Patent number: 8763914
    Abstract: A contactless bi-directional device including first and second generally mutually electromagnetically decoupled contactless loop antennas which are arranged in at least partially mutually overlapping orientation, first and second contactless communication chips, each of the first and second communications chips being connected to a corresponding one of the generally mutually electromagnetically decoupled contactless loop antennas, thereby providing bi-directional communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: On Track Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Hemy Itay, Oded Bashan
  • Patent number: 8651387
    Abstract: A multi-application contactless smart card system and method. The user may select application using selection mechanism located on the smart card or at the contactless reader. The selection means may be connected to the contact I/O pin of the processor of the smart card. In some embodiments, the processor of the smart card may read the user selection through the contact I/O pin during a simulated contact transaction, evoke the desired application and perform the contactless transaction. During the simulated contact transaction power up sequence is preserved by extracting power signals to the contact VDD pin from the RF signal. Alternatively, the state of the selection mechanism may be sampled continuously or at convenient time intervals, enabling further switching between applications during a single contactless session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: On Track Innovations, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nehemya Itay, Aharon Binur, Oded Bashan
  • Publication number: 20140027519
    Abstract: An adapter and methods of using the adapter for communicating a personal electronic device to a smart card reader are disclosed. The adapter comprises a processor, a contact/contactless smartcard chip, an antenna and a power supply unit. The processor is adapted to exchange data with the personal electronic device, wherein that data is modulated on the audio signals. The processor is also adapted to exchange data with the smartcard chip, wherein the smartcard chip is adapted to communicate with the contactless smart card reader via the antenna. A method for enabling a personal electronic device to communicate with a contactless smart card reader via audio signals is also disclosed. The method comprises providing an adapter. The adapter comprises a processor, a contact/contactless smartcard chip, an antenna and a power supply unit. The method also comprises exchanging data between the personal electronic device and the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: On Track Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Nehemya ITAY, Nir Gazit, Yaacov Haroosh
  • Publication number: 20130181056
    Abstract: A contactless bi-directional device including first and second generally mutually electromagnetically decoupled contactless loop antennas which are arranged in at least partially mutually overlapping orientation, first and second contactless communication chips, each of the first and second communications chips being connected to a corresponding one of the generally mutually electromagnetically decoupled contactless loop antennas, thereby providing bi-directional communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: ON TRACK INNOVATIONS LTD.
    Inventors: Hemy ITAY, Oded BASHAN
  • Patent number: 8424757
    Abstract: A contactless transaction adaptor for use with a mobile communicator, including a thin SIM card signal interceptor portion arranged for insertion intermediate an existing SIM card, having SIM card-based contacts, and communicator based SIM card contacts located in a SIM card recess formed in the communicator, the interceptor portion having contacts for communication with the communicator-based SIM card contacts and contacts for communication with the SIM card-based contacts, a contactless communication circuit bearing portion arranged for insertion in the communicator, a contactless antenna and a contactless communication circuit both mounted onto the circuit bearing portion, a flexible connector portion interconnecting the interceptor portion and the circuit bearing portion, an electrical path extending along the connector portion between the contacts of the interceptor portion and the contactless communication circuit, and an electrical path extending along the circuit bearing portion between the antenna an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: On Track Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Oded Bashan, Hemy Itay, Nir Gazit, Kobi Harosh
  • Patent number: 8313028
    Abstract: A multiple antenna reading system suitable for use with contactless transaction devices, the system including at least one reader, at least first and second antennas having at least some inductive coupling therebetween and being coupled to the at least one reader and antenna function disabling circuitry automatically operative upon activation of at least a first one of the at least first and second antennas to disable antenna function of at least a second one of the at least first and second antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: On Track Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Nehemya Itay, Ronnie Gilboa, Oded Bashan
  • Publication number: 20120138678
    Abstract: A contactless transaction adaptor for use with a mobile communicator, including a thin SIM card signal interceptor portion arranged for insertion intermediate an existing SIM card, having SIM card-based contacts, and communicator based SIM card contacts located in a SIM card recess formed in the communicator, the interceptor portion having first contacts for communication with the communicator-based SIM card contacts and second contacts for communication with the SIM card-based contacts, a contactless communication circuit bearing portion arranged for insertion in the communicator, a contactless antenna and a contactless communication circuit both mounted onto the circuit bearing portion, a flexible connector portion interconnecting the interceptor portion and the circuit bearing portion, a first electrical path extending along the connector portion between the contacts of the interceptor portion and the contactless communication circuit, and a second electrical path extending along the circuit bearing portio
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: ON TRACK INNOVATIONS LTD.
    Inventors: Oded BASHAN, Hemy Itay, Nir Gazit, Kobi Harosh
  • Patent number: 8195236
    Abstract: A mobile communicator including a main housing portion, defining a SIM card socket, a battery located at a battery location defined by the main housing portion, a cover over the battery and a retrofit contactless smart SIM functionality assembly, having a SIM card shaped portion which is mounted in the SIM card socket, a contactless smart card antenna portion located between the battery and the cover and an antenna tail portion which interconnects the contactless smart card antenna portion with the SIM card shaped portion, the antenna tail portion being attached and electrically connected to the SIM card shaped portion by means of an electrically conductive adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: On Track Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Nehemya Itay, Yaacov Haroosh, Oded Bashan
  • Patent number: 8186602
    Abstract: A multi-application contactless smart card system and method. The user may select application using selection mechanism located on the smart card or at the contactless reader. The selection means may be connected to the contact I/O pin of the processor of the smart card. In some embodiments, the processor of the smart card may read the user selection through the contact I/O pin during a simulated contact transaction, evoke the desired application and perform the contactless transaction. During the simulated contact transaction power up sequence is preserved by extracting power signals to the contact VDD pin from the RF signal. Alternatively, the state of the selection mechanism may be sampled continuously or at convenient time intervals, enabling further switching between applications during a single contactless session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: On Track Innovations, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nehemya Itay, Aharon Binur, Oded Bashan
  • Patent number: 8186603
    Abstract: A method for manufacture of a contactless smart card device including mounting at least one antenna and at least one smart card module onto a substrate layer, placing paramagnetic material over at least part of the at least one antenna, and laminating the substrate layer and the paramagnetic material to provide a laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: On Track Innovation Ltd.
    Inventors: Oded Bashan, Guy Shafran, Tom Rahav, Dudu Lev
  • Patent number: 8090407
    Abstract: A mobile communicator including a housing including a main portion and a removable portion, cellular telephone circuitry located within the main portion of the housing, a SIM card mounted in the main portion of the housing, a battery mounted between the removable portion of the housing and the SIM card and a contactless functionality antenna mounted intermediate the removable portion and the battery and communicating with the SIM card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: On Track Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Oded Bashan, Ronnle Gilboa, Guy Shafran
  • Publication number: 20110312382
    Abstract: A mobile communicator including a main housing portion, defining a SIM card socket, a battery located at a battery location defined by the main housing portion, a cover over the battery and a retrofit contactless smart SIM functionality assembly, having a SIM card shaped portion which is mounted in the SIM card socket, a contactless smart card antenna portion located between the battery and the cover and an antenna tail portion which interconnects the contactless smart card antenna portion with the SIM card shaped portion, the antenna tail portion being attached and electrically connected to the SIM card shaped portion by means of an electrically conductive adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: ON TRACK INNOVATIONS LTD.
    Inventors: Nehemya Itay, Yaacov Haroosh, Oded Bashan
  • Publication number: 20110198398
    Abstract: A multiple antenna reading system suitable for use with contactless transaction devices, the system including at least one reader, at least first and second antennas having at least some inductive coupling therebetween and being coupled to the at least one reader and antenna function disabling circuitry automatically operative upon activation of at least a first one of the at least first and second antennas to disable antenna function of at least a second one of the at least first and second antennas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: ON TRACK INNOVATIONS LTD.
    Inventors: Nehemya ITAY, Ronnie Gilboa, Oded Bashan