Hand-held bar code reader

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4935610
SERIAL NO

07284643

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A portable optical bar code reader is adapted to be attached to the underside of the wrist of the user for reading coded labels on a purchased merchandise item. A ring member mounted on one of the fingers of the user has an actuating member mounted therein which is actuated by another finger of the user to enable the bar code reader to read a coded label. Scanning device mounted within the bar code reader provide a compact arrangement for generating a scanning light beam which scans the coded label. The bar code reader is attached to the wrist of the user by an easily removable strap member.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
NCR CORPORATIONDAYTON, OH1708

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Wike, Jr Charles K Cambridge, OH 32 871

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Nippondenso Co., Ltd. (1)
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7464878 Automatically-activated wireless hand-supportable laser scanning bar code symbol reading system with automatic communication range dependent control 4 2006
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