US Patent No: 4,935,610

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Hand-held bar code reader

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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 OwnerAddressTotal Patents
NCR CORPORATIONDAYTON, OH2796

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Wike, Jr Charles K Sugar Hill, GA 32 774

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SILVERBROOK RESEARCH PTY LTD (5)
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IDT ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS LIMITED (2)
D542796 Code reader 5 2005
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7,712,669 Hand-held data capture system with interchangeable modules 12 2003
 
INTERMEC CORPORATION (1)
5,828,052 Ergonometric modular hand-held scanner, including an ergonomic handle and hilt 29 1996
 
KEYENCE CORPORATION (1)
5,942,742 Device and method for reading bar code 8 1996
 
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5,907,147 Non-contact actuated trigger apparatus for bar code laser scanner 12 1997
 
RUBBERMAID COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS LLC (1)
D692431 Bar code scanner 1 2013
 
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5,272,324 Portable scanner system with transceiver for two-way radio frequency communication 124 1992
 
TRU-TEST LIMITED (1)
D669083 Wireless tag reader 1 2010