Patent Number: 6,193,159

Title: Portable optical reading apparatus having a trigger key for starting reading operation thereof

Abstract: The invention provides a portable terminal apparatus for use to read information from an object of reading such as a bar code and process the information, which is improved in that a trigger key of an optical reading unit is located so as to be used readily by an operator to assure a high degree of operability. The portable terminal apparatus includes an apparatus body, an inputting section provided on the apparatus body for inputting processing information including data and an operation instruction, and an optical reading unit mounted on the apparatus body for irradiating light upon a reading object and receiving reflected light from the reading object to obtain read information of the reading object. The portable terminal apparatus is additionally provided with a reading function as the optical reading unit is mounted integrally on the apparatus body. A trigger key is allocated on the inputting section of the apparatus body for being manually operated to start a reading operation by the optical reading unit.

Inventors: Miyata; Maki (Yokohama, JP), Iura; Akihiko (Kawasaki, JP), Murata; Akio (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Fujitsu Limited

International Classification: G06K 7/10 (20060101); G06K 007/10 ()

Expiration Date: 02/27/2018