US Patent No: 5,023,438

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Portable data input apparatus with different display modes

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A portable data input apparatus comprises an elongated casing. A pen-scanner type bar code reader reads a bar code provided according to the kind of a commodity, and outputs a corresponding code data unit. A keyboard is designed to input at least a numerical data unit representative of the amount of the commodity. A display device displays the code data unit and the numerical data unit. A display mode changing circuit is designed to invert the image of the data units displayed on the display device in the vertical direction and the horizontal direction, in response to a detection signal, which is output when the code data and numerical data are inversely displayed.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
NITTO KOHKI CO., LTD.TOKYO141

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Okuyama, Toshiharu Tokyo, JP 15 365
Shimizu, Giichiro Tokyo, JP 17 361
Shimizu, Misao Tokyo, JP 8 252
Takeuchi, Hajime Tokyo, JP 86 833
Wakatsuki, Yoshio Tokyo, JP 14 321

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