Patent Number: 6,612,491

Title: Bar code reading for providing improved reading and storage by detecting trash data

Abstract: The present invention relates to a bar code reading method and a bar code reader each suitably used for terminal equipment such as a POS terminal. The object is to perform an improved bar code reading rate and an improved effective bar code storage efficiency by detecting trash data so as not to store it in a memory. The bright and dark information on the bar width of a bar code 1 is detected to convert it into binary information. Plural pieces of the converted binary information are stored and then are sequentially outputted on a first-in, first-out basis. In the binary information storing operation, continuous binary information of which the bright and dark information of the bar code 1 does not come alternately is detected as error information. When error information is continuously detected, only the last data of the continuous binary information is stored but the remaining data are erased.

Inventors: Iwaguchi; Isao (Kawasaki, JP), Sato; Shinichi (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Fujitsu Limited

International Classification: G06K 7/14 (20060101); G06K 007/10 ()

Expiration Date: 09/02/2020