Jürgen Dethloff

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Jürgen Dethloff (born 12 May 1924 in Stettin; d. 31 December 2002 in Hamburg) was a German inventor and engineer.

Achievements[edit]

Together with German inventor Helmut Gröttrup he invented the smart card (chip card). A successor of the original chip is now used in tens of millions of credit cards.

Patent[edit]

Dethloff and Gröttrup filed an application for a patent on Sep 13, 1968. However, the patent was only granted on April 1, 1994.[1]

  • "Einrichtung zur Durchführung von Bearbeitungsvorgängen mit wenigstens einem Identifikanden und einer Vorrichtung", Patentschrift DE-2760486C2

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pötzl, Norbert F. (2018-09-13). "Die Chipkarte wird 50: Alles auf eine Karte". Spiegel Online. Retrieved 2018-09-14.

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