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A hand worn laser bar code reader scanner device is of compact design and adapted to be worn comfortably on the back of the hand of the user. A switch associated with the laser is attached to a hand strap such that the bar code reader is switched on and off by deliberate flexure of muscles in the user's hand. This enables the user to point his hand in a natural manner toward the bar code subject matter to be read, and, through the automatic switch, frees the fingers of his hand for use on other operations without removal of the laser device from the hand.

Title
Hand-mounted bar code reader
Application Number
6/845677
Publication Number
4766299
Application Date
March 28, 1986
Publication Date
August 23, 1988
Inventor
P Guy Howard
Junction City
OR, US
Danial J Tierney
Eugene
OR, US
Agent
Paul Davis
T M Freiburger
Donald C Feix
Assignee
Spectra Physics
CA, US
IPC
G06K 7/10
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