Mobile scanners

  • US 6,704,124 B2
  • Filed: 06/12/2001
  • Issued: 03/09/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/16/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A mobile scanner comprising;

  • a main case housing an image sensing module and a motion mechanism, the image sensing module including;

    a one-dimensional image sensor array;

    an array of rod tenses mounted in front of the sensor array; and

    a first illumination source;

    the main case having an elongated receiving opening and an elongated exiting opening, the sensor array imaging a scanning document through the army of rod lenses when the scanning document is moved by the motion mechanism to pass from the receiving opening and exit from the exiting opening, wherein the motion mechanism is triggered to operate by a document sensor and the document sensor detects a presence of the scanning document; and

    wherein the mobile scanner does not have an external power unit, the image sensing module and the motion mechanism are energized from a computing device when the mobile scanner is coupled to the computing device.

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