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A portable barcode and RF ID tag reader that gathers information about items to be purchased etc by reading barcodes or RF ID tags. A store host computer gathers information about items to be purchased from the portable barcode/ID Tag readers and then the items are bagged by the customer at the checkout stand or by employees of the store at the checkout stand or in a separate warehouse from which the customer picks up the order. The portable barcode/RF ID tag reader can also be used in authenticating articles by accessing a factory computer using a serial number for the article scanned from an RF ID tag on the article. The portable barcode/RF ID tag reader is comprised of a microprocessor coupled to a bar code reader, an RF ID tag reader, a spread spectrum RF transceiver, a communication port, an audible feedback device, a touchscreen or light pen and display, a thermal printer and a magnetic stripe card reader and a smart card reader.

Title
Portable RF ID tag and barcode reader
Application Number
8/515257
Publication Number
5640002
Application Date
August 15, 1995
Publication Date
June 17, 1997
Inventor
Ronald Merle Ames
2854 S. Wheeling Way, Aurora, 80014
CO, US
Thomas Allan Yap
1069 Summerwind Ct., San Jose, 95132
CA, US
Ronald Craig Fish
16590 Oak View Cir., Morgan Hill, 95037
CA, US
Jonathan Paul Ruppert
17147 Heatherwood Way, Morgan Hill, 95037
CA, US
IPC
G06K 7/10
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