US 9,811,694 B2
Magnetic card reader and transaction terminal device having the same
Naoki Yamamoto, Kanagawa (JP); Shunjiro Takemori, Fukuoka (JP); Kyohei Kida, Kanagawa (JP); Ryota Minami, Kanagawa (JP); and Nobuyuki Gotou, Tokyo (JP)
Assigned to PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD., Osaka (JP)
Filed by PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD., Osaka (JP)
Filed on Feb. 14, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/432,264.
Claims priority of application No. 2016-036373 (JP), filed on Feb. 26, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2017/0249486 A1, Aug. 31, 2017
Int. Cl. G06K 7/08 (2006.01); G06Q 20/34 (2012.01)
CPC G06K 7/087 (2013.01) [G06Q 20/34 (2013.01)] 9 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A magnetic card reader comprising:
first and second magnetic reader that are arranged in such a manner as to face each other with a card sliding passage of a magnetic card in between, which read magnetic data which is recorded on the magnetic card that passes along the card sliding passage; and
one flexible cable that is connected to the first and second magnetic readers, which transfers each of the signals from the first and second magnetic readers to a signal processing circuit side,
wherein the one flexible cable comprising:
a main-body portion that is connected to a connector terminal which is provided to the signal processing circuit side,
a first branch portion that is branched off from the main-body portion, that is connected to the first magnetic readers and that has first main-body portion side end portion,
a second branch portion that is branched off from the main-body portion, that is connected to the second magnetic readers and that has second main-body portion side end portion,
wherein the first and the second main-body portion side end portions extend in parallel to each other along the card sliding passage, and
wherein the main-body portion has a branch portion side end portion that intersects the card sliding passage and extends.