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A trigger mechanism with soft stops and associated method for activating a switch in a device or apparatus. The trigger mechanism includes a trigger receptacle, a trigger disposed in the trigger receptacle and movable between an un-actuated and an actuated position by a user depressing the trigger, and a soft stop comprised of at least one projection positioned to engage a resilient elastomeric insert. Moving the trigger from the un-actuated to actuated position compresses the elastomeric insert with the projection and activates the switch to provide a tactile sensation of the switch activation to the user. The switch may be an electric switch disposed in a hand held device, such as a barcode scanner in some embodiments.

Title
Trigger mechanism for hand held devices
Application Number
12/421076
Publication Number
8424768 (B2)
Application Date
April 9, 2009
Publication Date
April 23, 2013
Inventor
Mikhail L Veksland
Marlton
NJ, US
Daniel J Olson
Voorhees
NJ, US
Kai Wang
Suzhou
CN
Gregory Mark Rueblinger
Stratford
NJ, US
Agent
Summa Additon & Ashe P A
Assignee
Metrologic Instruments
NJ, US
IPC
G06K 7/10
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