2343091-A is referenced by 51 patents and cites 3 patents.

The method comprises acquiring electronic information from a first smart card 21A; acquiring an electronic address from a second smart card 21B; and sending the information from the first smart card to the electronic address of the second card. This allows electronic information from one smart card to be sent to an e-mail location contained on another smart card without the e-mail location of the second smart card being manually entered by the card carrier. The method combines Smart Card technology, embedded systems and standard e-mail. The individual's personal details are carried in an applet on a smart card device such as a Java Ring (TM) or IButton (TM) or traditional Smart Card. Low-cost, network-attached readers 10 are provided in locations where business cards are normally exchanged.; The act of inserting two Smart Card devices into the reader automatically starts up an application which reads the details (including the e-mail addresses) from the two cards. The application then e-mails the business card details of one participant to the e-mail address of the other, and vice versa. Optionally, a mail agent at the recipient's mail server automatically files the business card details in the correct place. Alternatively the recipient can file the e-mail in a special business contacts folder manually when next accessing his/her e-mail.

Title
Electronic business card exchange
Application Number
GB19980022839 19981019
Publication Number
2343091 (A)
Application Date
October 19, 1998
Publication Date
April 26, 2000
Inventor
Porter Lawrence Leon
GB
Assignee
Ibm
US
IPC
H04L 12/18
G06F 17/60
H04L 12/58
G07F 07/10
G07F 07/00
G06Q 10/00
G07F 07/10
G07F 07/02
G06Q 10/00
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