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JP2012027923A
JP2012027923A JP2011175592A JP2011175592A JP2012027923A JP 2012027923 A JP2012027923 A JP 2012027923A JP 2011175592 A JP2011175592 A JP 2011175592A JP 2011175592 A JP2011175592 A JP 2011175592A JP 2012027923 A JP2012027923 A JP 2012027923A
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Yasunori Chiba
Motoyuki Matsui
Masatoshi Otaka
康則 千葉
正稔 大高
基之 松井
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An object of the present invention is to provide an operating device such as a handy terminal which has an easy-to-hold shape and an easy-to-use shape and improves operability.
SOLUTION: The housing 1 is provided in the vicinity of the center from the front end to the rear end of the back surface of the housing 1, and a hook portion 9 for hooking a finger and the housing 1 corresponding to the position of the hook portion 9 are provided. A center trigger key 31 provided on the front surface, a hook portion 10 provided on the rear end side from the hook portion 9 on the back surface of the housing 1, and the front surface of the housing 1 corresponding to the position of the hook portion 9. A numeric keypad 33.
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  The present invention relates to an operating device.

  2. Description of the Related Art Conventionally, a handy terminal is widely used as an operation device for store support capable of optically reading a bar code attached to a product or key-in various information.

  Further, a configuration for improving the operability of the handy terminal has been considered. For example, in a handy terminal having a function for reading barcode information and a function for reading information recorded on a customer's non-contact IC card by electromagnetic induction, a configuration in which the barcode reading direction matches the card reading direction is considered. (For example, refer to Patent Document 1). According to this configuration, the user can perform a reading operation with the handy terminal in the same direction for barcode reading and card reading.

JP 2000-163529 A

  However, in a conventional operation device such as a handy terminal, it is necessary to operate the laser trigger key or numeric keypad of the scanning device while holding the operation device with one hand, and further improvement in operability is required in terms of ease of use and ease of use. ing.

  An object of the present invention is to realize an operating device such as a handy terminal having a shape that is easy to hold and easy to use and has improved operability.

  In order to solve the above-described problem, an operating device according to a first aspect of the present invention is provided with a casing and a first center for hooking a finger provided near the center from the front end to the rear end of the rear surface of the casing. A recessed portion, a first operation key portion provided on the front surface of the housing corresponding to the position of the first recessed portion, and a rear end side of the first recessed portion on the rear surface of the housing; And a second operation key portion provided on the front surface of the housing corresponding to the position of the second recess.

  According to a second aspect of the present invention, in the operation device according to the first aspect of the present invention, the operation device includes an egg-shaped convex portion provided on a back surface of the casing and corresponding to a shape of a hand when grasped. All or part of the concave portion and the second concave portion are provided on the convex portion.

  According to a third aspect of the present invention, in the operation device according to the first or second aspect, the housing of the housing corresponds to a position of an index finger when a middle finger is put on the first concave portion or the second concave portion. A third operation key portion provided on the side surface is provided.

  According to a fourth aspect of the present invention, in the operation device according to any one of the first to third aspects, a third concave portion is provided on a distal end side of the first concave portion on the rear surface of the housing.

  According to a fifth aspect of the present invention, in the operation device according to any one of the first to fourth aspects, a lid is provided on a back surface of the casing, and at least the first concave portion and the second concave portion are provided. One part or all of one side is provided on the lid.

  According to a sixth aspect of the present invention, in the operation device according to any one of the first to fifth aspects, a display unit is provided on the front end side of the first operation key unit on the front surface of the casing.

  According to a seventh aspect of the present invention, in the operation device according to any one of the first to sixth aspects, the second operation key unit has a plurality of operation keys, and the plurality of operation keys are in steps. Arranged in a shape.

  According to an eighth aspect of the present invention, in the operating device according to any one of the first to seventh aspects, the density of components near the center is high.

  According to the present invention, the operation device can be stably held by hooking a finger to the first recess, and the first operation key can be easily operated in this state, and the second operation can be performed by hooking the finger to the second recess. An operation device such as a handy terminal that can be easily operated, has a shape that is easy to hold and easy to use, and improves operability can be realized.

It is a front view of the handy terminal of an embodiment concerning the present invention. It is a side view of a handy terminal. It is a rear view of a handy terminal. It is sectional drawing in the IV-IV line of the handy terminal of FIG. It is a perspective view in the back of the handy terminal which removed the convex part. It is a side view which shows the state which hold | grips a handy terminal with a left hand and operates a center trigger key. It is a side view which shows the state which hold | grips a handy terminal with a left hand and operates a numeric keypad. It is a side view which shows the state which hold | grips a handy terminal with a right hand and operates a side trigger key. It is a perspective view which shows the state which hold | grips a handy terminal with a left hand and operates a side trigger key.

  DESCRIPTION OF EMBODIMENTS Hereinafter, preferred embodiments according to the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings. The present invention is not limited to the illustrated example.

  With reference to FIGS. 1-5, the structure of the handy terminal 100 of this Embodiment is demonstrated. First, the external configuration of the handy terminal 100 will be described with reference to FIGS. FIG. 1 shows a front configuration of the handy terminal 100 of the present embodiment. In FIG. 2, the structure of the side surface of the handy terminal 100 is shown. FIG. 3 shows the configuration of the back surface of the handy terminal 100.

  The handy terminal 100 of the present embodiment is an operation input terminal device for store support such as a convenience store, which has a key operation input function and a barcode reading function. The handy terminal 100 reads the bar code of the product at the time of merchandise accounting and inventory (stock management, order placement) and the key input of various quantities (stock quantity, order quantity, etc.) by the operation input of the user such as the store clerk. Do.

  As shown in FIG. 1, the handy terminal 100 includes a housing 1. The handy terminal 100 includes a display unit 2, an operation unit 3, a speaker unit 4, a lighting unit 5, a power key 6, and a microphone unit 41 on the front surface of the housing 1.

  In the following description, the end of the handy terminal 100 in the longitudinal direction on the speaker unit 4 side is used as the front end, and the end on the opposite side (microphone unit 41 side) is used as the rear end.

  The housing 1 is made of a material such as ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) resin. The display unit 2 is an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) and displays various types of information. The display unit 2 may be another display unit such as an ELD (ElectroLuminescent Display).

  The operation unit 3 includes various operation keys and accepts user key input. The operation unit 3 includes a center trigger key 31 as a first operation key unit, a cursor key 31A, side trigger keys 32A and 32B as a third operation key unit, a numeric keypad 33 as a second operation key unit, an enter key 34, It has the input key 35, the function key 36, and the rib 37 which partitions between keys.

  The center trigger key 31 and the side trigger keys 32A and 32B are keys for inputting execution of barcode reading of the scanner unit 7 to be described later when pressed by the user. The center trigger key 31 is provided near the center of the front surface of the housing 1. The cursor keys 31 </ b> A are provided on the left and right of the center trigger key 31 on the front surface of the housing 1. The cursor key 31A is a key for inputting vertical movement. The side trigger key 32 </ b> A is provided on the right side surface of the housing 1 at a position closer to the tip than the center trigger key 31. The side trigger key 32 </ b> B is provided on the left side surface of the housing 1 at a position closer to the tip than the center trigger key 31.

  The numeric keypad 33 is a key for inputting various numbers and characters from 0 to 9 when pressed by the user. The numeric keypad 33 is provided on the rear end side from the center trigger key 31 on the front surface of the housing 1.

  The enter key 34 is a key for inputting confirmation when pressed by the user. The input key 35 includes a shift key, a key for inputting a decimal point when pressed by the user, and a clear key for inputting deletion when pressed by the user. The function key 36 is a key for inputting execution of various functions when pressed by the user.

  The speaker unit 4 is provided on the front end side of the display unit 2 on the front surface of the housing 1 and outputs various sounds. The lighting unit 5 is provided on the left side of the speaker unit 4 in front of the housing 1. The lighting unit 5 includes a light emitting unit such as an LED (Light Emitting Diode), and turns on the light emitting unit. For example, when a barcode is read successfully by the scanner unit 7 to be described later, when the barcode is successfully read, the sound output by the speaker unit 4 and the lighting by the lighting unit 5 are used to inform the user of the success auditorily and visually. Notify.

The power key 6 is provided on the right side of the speaker unit 4 in front of the housing 1 and accepts a user's power on / off pressing input. The microphone unit 41 is provided near the center of the rear end of the front surface of the housing 1 and receives a voice input such as a user message. The positions of the speaker unit 4, the lighting unit 5, the power key 6, and the microphone unit 41 are not limited to the above positions.
The ribs 37 are arranged on the numeric keypad 33, the input key 35, and the function key 36 so as to partition adjacent keys. By having the rib 37, the user can avoid simultaneous pressing of the adjacent keys by mistake. Therefore, it is possible to arrange a large key that can be easily pressed by the user even in the small housing 1. If the keys are not adjacent, for example, there is a space between the numeric keys 1, 2, 3 of the numeric keypad 33 and the numeric keys 4, 5, 6; 37 may not be arranged.

  As shown in FIG. 2, the handy terminal 100 further includes a scanner unit 7, an attachment fixing concave portion 7A, a convex portion 8, a hook portion 9 as a first concave portion, and a hook portion 10 as a second concave portion. And a recess 11 as a third recess, a protrusion 12, and a lock 19.

  The scanner unit 7 is provided on the front end surface of the housing 1 and optically reads a barcode or the like attached to a product. The scanner unit 7 includes a light emitting unit for irradiating a barcode or the like, and a light receiving unit that receives reflected light emitted from the light emitting unit and reflected by the barcode or the like and converts it into an electrical signal. The scanner unit 7 performs light irradiation and information reading in response to pressing of the center trigger key 31 and the side trigger key 32A or 32B.

The scanner unit 7 portion of the housing 1 is provided in the housing 1 bent to the back side, and the barcode to be read is located on the extended line of the normal line of the front end surface of the housing 1. It becomes easier to aim the bar code along the front end surface of the housing 1 by gripping 100.
Further, the attachment fixing recess 7A portion of the housing 1 is an engagement portion to which an attachment (not shown) is attached. By attaching an attachment and bringing the tip of this attachment into contact with the position of the barcode to be read, it becomes easier to target the barcode and even a beginner who is not familiar with the operation can easily read the barcode. .

  Even without the convex portion 8, a sufficient fit can be obtained when gripping the handy terminal 100, but there is also a risk that the housing 1 is gradually squeezed toward the rear end side, so that it can slip out. For this reason, the convex part 8 is provided in the handy terminal 100.

  The convex portion 8 is a part of the housing 1, and is provided on the rear side of the rear surface of the housing 1 on the back side of the operation unit 3. The convex part 8 has a semi-egg shape (substantially semi-elliptical sphere). That is, the ridge line becomes larger from the operation unit 3 on the front side to the back side (rear hooking portions 9 and 10). When the user grips the handy terminal 100 from the back side, the convex portion 8 fits over the entire palm of the user's hand, increasing the sense of security when gripping. In addition, the half egg shape has a high strength against external force. In other words, the drop impact resistance can be realized by the effect that there is no concentration of stress even when dropped and the impact is dispersed. For this reason, compared with the structure without the convex part 8, the thickness of the convex part 8 (and housing | casing 1) can be made thin, and weight reduction is realizable.

  The hook portions 9 and 10 are provided on the convex portion 8 on the back surface of the housing 1 and are concave portions for hooking a user's finger. The hook portion 9 is disposed in the center of gravity position G of the handy terminal 100 and is located near the back side of the center trigger key 31. Further, when viewed from the side, the center of the hook portion 9 is preferably located near the back side of the center trigger key 31 and on the tip side of the center.

  The hook 10 is disposed at a position corresponding to the back side of the numeric keypad 33. Further, the side trigger keys 32A and 32B are arranged at the position of the index finger in a state where the casing 1 is gripped from the front and the middle finger is hooked on the catching portion 10 as described later.

  A concave portion 11 is formed in the casing 1 by the shape of the scanner unit 7 of the casing 1 and the convex portion 8. When the handy terminal 100 is placed on a desk or the like with the back face down by the recess 11, the user can easily hold the handy terminal 100 and lift it by placing a finger in the recess 11.

  The projecting portions 12 are provided on both side surfaces of the housing 1 so as to be disposed at positions lateral to the operation portion 3. The protrusion 12 is dimple-processed and includes a plurality of protrusions. When the user grips the handy terminal 100, each protrusion has an anti-slip effect. Further, the corner (end) near the position of the operation unit 3 of the housing 1 is chamfered. For this reason, the touch feeling of the user's middle finger, ring finger, little finger, etc. can be improved, the grip performance is improved, and a sense of security can be given to the gripping user.

  The lock portion 19 is slid when the lock of a locking portion 19C, which will be described later, is released in order to open the battery lid 8B.

  Further, the ten key 33, the enter key 34, and the input key 35 shown in FIG. 2 have a stepped shape that rises from the rear end side to the front end side when viewed from the side. For this reason, even if the numeric keypad 33 is reduced, the user can easily press down the numeric keys 33, the enter key 34, and the input key 35. This step shape will be described in detail with reference to FIG.

  As shown in FIG. 3, the handy terminal 100 further includes a communication terminal 14. The communication terminal 14 is provided at the rear end of the back surface and is a connection terminal for communication with the outside. The handy terminal 100 can be placed on a cradle (not shown). The cradle is connected to a commercial power source and a communication cable of an external device. With the handy terminal 100 placed on the cradle, the charging terminal of the cradle and the charging terminal 13 are connected, and the communication terminal of the cradle and the communication terminal 14 are connected. In the connection state with the cradle, the handy terminal 100 is charged via the charging terminal 13, and communication between the external device and the handy terminal 100 is performed via the communication terminal 14.

  Next, the internal configuration of the handy terminal 100 will be described with reference to FIG. FIG. 4 shows a cross-sectional configuration along line IV-IV of the handy terminal 100 of FIG.

  As shown in FIG. 4, the handy terminal 100 includes a display unit 2, a speaker unit 4, a scanner unit 7, a communication terminal 14, a substrate 15, a main battery 16, a sub battery 17, a vibrator 18, a microphone unit 41, and the like. It is prepared for. The light irradiation direction a (information reading direction) of the scanner unit 7 irradiates light so that the intersection point c with the normal b of the front end surface of the housing 1 becomes a focal point. For this reason, the light irradiation direction of the scanner unit 7 makes it easy for the user to hold the handy terminal 100 and aim the barcode along the front end surface of the housing 1.

  The substrate 15 is provided in the housing 1 corresponding to the positions of the display unit 2 and the operation unit 3, is configured by a PCB (Printed Circuit Board), and is connected to each electronic component of the handy terminal 100. The main battery 16 corresponds to the position of the operation unit 3 and is provided inside the housing 1. The main battery 16 is a detachable and chargeable / dischargeable secondary battery, for example, a lithium battery.

  The sub-battery 17 is provided inside the housing 1 corresponding to the position on the rear end side of the catch portion 9. The sub-battery 17 is a rechargeable secondary battery that is fixedly provided. When the power supplied to the main battery 16 is lost, power is supplied instead. The main battery 16 and the sub battery 17 are charged via the charging terminal 13.

  The vibrator 18 is provided in the housing 1 corresponding to the position of the rear end side of the sub battery 17 and vibrates. For example, when a barcode is read by the scanner unit 7 to be described later, when the barcode is successfully read, a vibration is output by the vibrator 18 to tactilely notify the user of the success.

  In addition, the convex portion 8 has a hollow portion 8A. The hollow portion 8 </ b> A can secure the shape of the convex portion 8 and reduce the weight of the handy terminal 100. The shape of each key of the ten key 33, the enter key 34, and the input key 35 is formed so that the rear end side is slightly higher than the front end side, and each key of the ten key 33, the enter key 34, and the input key 35 is front end from the rear end side. As a result, the keys are arranged in a stepped manner rising from the rear end side to the front end side. When the user presses the numeric key 33, the enter key 34, and the input key 35 with the thumb 201 while holding the handy terminal 100 in the state of FIG. 7 to be described later, each key rises from the rear end side to the front end side. Since they are arranged in a step shape, when the thumb 201 is moved and each key is operated, the thumb 201 is easily hooked to each key, and the operability can be improved.

  In addition, the handy terminal 100 has a higher density of components having a relatively large weight inside the housing 1 near the hook portion 9 so that the center of gravity is located near the center from the front end to the rear end of the housing 1. Is arranged.

  Next, with reference to FIG. 5, the configuration of the battery lid 8 </ b> B as the lid portion of the convex portion 8 will be described. FIG. 5 shows a perspective configuration of the back surface of the handy terminal 100 with the battery lid 8B removed.

  As shown in FIG. 5, the convex part 8 functions as a battery cover 8B of the main battery 16, slides the lock parts 19A and 19B, unlocks the locking parts 19C and 8D, and removes the battery cover 8B. Open. For example, depending on the size of the user's hand, the shape of the hand at the time of grasping, etc., a convex portion 8 (battery lid 8B) having a different shape is prepared, and the convex portion 8 (battery lid 8B) in use is prepared. By replacing the convex portion 8 (battery cover 8B) with an appropriate shape according to the user to be used next, the hand at the time of gripping the handy terminal 100 can be fitted to the convex portion 8 for each different user. . Further, when the main battery 16 is a large-capacity battery, a convex portion 8 (battery cover 8B) having a different shape according to its size can be prepared. The contact detection unit 8C is a contact detection unit that detects contact of the battery lid 8B.

  Next, with reference to FIGS. 6-9, the operation state in which the user holds and operates the handy terminal 100 will be described. FIG. 6 shows a state in which the handheld terminal 100 is held with the left hand 200 and the center trigger key 31 is operated. FIG. 7 shows a side configuration in a state where the handy terminal 100 is held with the left hand 200 and the numeric keypad 33 is operated. FIG. 8 shows a side configuration in a state where the hand terminal 100 is held with the right hand 300 and the side trigger key 32A is operated. FIG. 9 shows a perspective configuration in a state where the hand terminal 100 is held with the left hand 200 and the side trigger key 32B is operated.

  As shown in FIG. 6, when operating the center trigger key 31 of the handy terminal 100, the user holds the handy terminal 100 from the back side with the left hand 200, for example. More specifically, the index finger 202 of the left hand 200 is hooked on the hook portion 9 and gripped. Then, naturally, the left hand 200 fits the convex portion 8, the middle finger 203 is caught by the catch portion 10, the ring finger 204 and the little finger 205 are positioned on the right side surface of the housing 1, and the thumb 201 is placed on the center trigger key 31. To position. Further, the protrusion 12 is located at the fingertip positions of the middle finger 203, ring finger 204, and little finger 205.

  In the state of FIG. 6, the user presses the center trigger key 31 with the thumb 201 while holding the handy terminal 100. In particular, the light irradiation direction of the scanner unit 7 of the handy terminal 100 can be easily directed to the barcode, and the barcode can be easily read by pressing the center trigger key 31 in the posture. A comfortable scanning operation can be performed without placing an extra burden on the arm during the scanning operation (pressing the center trigger key 31). 6 can prevent the handy terminal 100 from becoming unstable during the scanning operation. Alternatively, the middle finger 203 may be hooked on the catch portion 9 and held. The same applies when the handheld terminal 100 is held with the right hand 300 and the center trigger key 31 is operated.

  Moreover, since the hook part 9 is in the gravity center position G, the tension of the arm when the user holds the handy terminal 100 can be eased. When the index finger 202 is hooked on the catch portion 9 in the center of gravity G, the weight balance of the housing 1 can be achieved, the handy terminal 100 can be gripped more reliably, the handy terminal 100 can be prevented from falling, and the operation can be performed for a long time. User fatigue can be reduced. In particular, although the position where the handy terminal 100 is held is not determined, the finger is not stable, and the weight of the handy terminal 100 continues to be felt, an extra burden is applied to the muscles of the arm, and fatigue is felt. By gripping the handy terminal 100, it is possible to reduce the weight feeling of the user.

  As shown in FIG. 7, when operating the numeric keypad 33 of the handy terminal 100, the user holds the handy terminal 100 from the back side with the left hand 200, for example. More specifically, the index finger 202 of the left hand 200 is hooked on the hook 10 and held. Then, the left hand 200 fits the convex portion 8 naturally without difficulty, the middle finger 203 and the ring finger 204 are positioned on the right side surface of the housing 1, and the thumb 201 is positioned on the numeric keypad 33. Further, the protrusion 12 is positioned at the fingertip positions of the middle finger 203 and the ring finger 204.

  In the state of FIG. 7, the user presses the numeric keypad 33 with the thumb 201 while holding the handy terminal 100. When the numeric keypad is operated (the numeric keypad 33 is pressed), a comfortable numeric keypad operation can be performed without placing an extra burden on the arm. 7 can prevent the handy terminal 100 from becoming unstable during the numeric keypad operation. Alternatively, the middle finger 203 may be hooked and held on the hooking portion 10. The same applies when the handy terminal 100 is held with the right hand 300 and the numeric keypad 33 is operated.

  When the user operates the side trigger key 32 </ b> A of the handy terminal 100, as shown in FIG. 8, the user holds the handy terminal 100 from the front side with the right hand 300, for example. More specifically, the middle finger 303 of the right hand 300 is hooked on the hook portion 10 and gripped. Then, naturally, the ring finger 304 and the little finger 305 fit into the convex portion 8, and the index finger 302 is positioned on the side trigger key 32A.

  In the state of FIG. 8, the user presses the side trigger key 32 </ b> A with the index finger 302 while holding the handy terminal 100. In particular, the light irradiation direction of the scanner unit 7 of the handy terminal 100 can be easily directed to the barcode, and the barcode can be easily read by pressing the side trigger key 32A in the posture. In particular, the convex portion 8 increases the ridge line from the front operation unit 3 to the back surface (back surface), so that it is possible to remove the user's uncomfortable feeling in the gripping state of FIG.

  As shown in FIG. 9, the same applies to the case where the hand terminal 100 is held with the left hand 200 and the side trigger key 32B is operated. Further, when the side trigger key 32A or 32B is operated, the display unit 2 is not hidden by the left hand 200 or the right hand 300, so that the user can operate the side trigger key 32A or 32B while reliably viewing the display unit 2.

  As described above, according to the present embodiment, the hooking portion 9 is provided in the vicinity of the center which is the center of gravity position G on the back surface of the housing 1, and the center trigger key 31 is provided at the front surface position of the corresponding housing 1. For this reason, the user can stably and surely hold the handy terminal 100 by hooking the index finger on the hook portion 9 and can reduce the feeling of weight, and in this state, the center trigger key 31 can be easily pressed with the thumb.

  In addition, the hooking portion 10 is provided on the rear end side of the hooking portion 9 on the back surface of the housing 1, and the numeric keypad 33 is provided at the position in front of the corresponding housing 1. For this reason, the user can surely hold the handy terminal 100 by hooking an index finger on the hook portion 10, and in this state, the numeric keypad 33 can be easily pressed with the thumb. Therefore, the handy terminal 100 having an easy-to-hold shape and an easy-to-use shape with improved operability can be realized.

  Further, a substantially semi-elliptical spherical convex portion 8 is provided on the back surface of the housing 1. For this reason, the convex part 8 fits to a hand, a user can hold | grip the handy terminal 100 reliably, and can give a user the affinity which suits a hand well. Further, the strength of the handy terminal 100 can be increased by the convex portion 8, and thus the thickness of the convex portion 8 can be reduced and lightened.

  In addition, the side trigger keys 32A and 32B are provided on both side surfaces of the housing 1 where the index finger is positioned in a state where the handy terminal 100 is gripped from the front and the middle finger is hooked on the hook portion 10. For this reason, it is possible to easily press the side trigger key 32A or 32B while the middle finger is hooked on the hook portion 9.

  A recess 11 is provided on the back surface of the housing 1. For this reason, from the state in which the handy terminal 100 is placed on a desk or the like with the back face down, the user can easily and surely grasp and lift the handy terminal 100 by placing a finger in the recess 11.

  Further, the convex portion 8 functions as a detachable battery lid 8B. For this reason, the convex part 8 can be easily replaced. For example, the convex part 8 in use can be replaced with the convex part 8 corresponding to the shape of the user's hand to be used next, and the operability can be further improved. Further, depending on the shape of the main battery 16, it can be replaced with a convex portion 8 corresponding to the shape.

  Further, the display unit 2 is provided on the front end side of the center trigger key 31 on the front surface of the housing 1. For this reason, even when the housing 1 is gripped from the front and the middle finger is hooked on the catching portion 10, the display portion 2 is not hidden by the hand and the user can surely see the display portion 2.

  Further, the numeric keypad 33, the enter key 34, and the input key 35 are arranged in a stepped manner in which each key rises from the rear end side to the front end side. For this reason, even if the numeric keypad 33, the enter key 34, and the input key 35 are small, it is easy to press the key, and the operability can be improved. Therefore, the handy terminal 100 can be reduced in size by reducing the numeric keys 33, the enter key 34, and the input key 35.

  Moreover, the density of the component parts of the handy terminal 100 is high in the vicinity of the catch portion 9 that is the center of gravity. For this reason, when the handheld terminal 100 is gripped by hooking a finger on the hook portion 9, the weight balance of the handy terminal 100 can be improved and the posture can be stabilized.

  The description in the above embodiment is an example of the operating device according to the present invention, and the present invention is not limited to this.

  In the above embodiment, the handy terminal is used as the operation device. However, other operation devices such as a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) and a remote controller of an electric appliance may be used.

  Moreover, in the said embodiment, although the projection part 12 was provided in the side surface of the housing | casing 1, it is not limited to this. For example, it is good also as a structure which provides the protrusion part for slip prevention, etc. in at least one of the hook parts 9 and 10. FIG.

  Further, in the above embodiment, the side trigger keys 32A and 32B are arranged at the position of the index finger in a state where the housing 1 is gripped from the front and the middle finger is hooked on the catching portion 10, but the present invention is not limited to this. For example, it is good also as a structure which arrange | positions the side trigger keys 32A and 32B in the position of the index finger in the state which hold | gripped the housing | casing 1 from the front and hooked the middle finger on the hook part 9. FIG.

  In the above embodiment, the center trigger key 31, the side trigger keys 32A and 32B, the ten key 33, the enter key 34, the input key 35, and the function key 36 are pressed keys. However, the present invention is not limited to this. . For example, the center trigger key 31, the side trigger keys 32A and 32B, the numeric keypad 33, the enter key 34, the input key 35, and the function key 36 may be other types of keys such as a slide type and a jog dial type. The operation keys for other operation inputs may be used.

  Moreover, it is good also as a structure by which at least one of the hook parts 9 and 10 is provided on the convex part 8. FIG. Moreover, it is good also as a structure which at least 1 part or all of the hook parts 9 and 10 can replace | exchange as a cover.

  In addition, it goes without saying that the detailed configuration and detailed operation of each component of the handy terminal 100 in the above embodiment can be changed as appropriate without departing from the spirit of the present invention.

DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 100 Handy terminal 1 Case 2 Display part 3 Operation part 31 Center trigger key 32A, 32B Side trigger key 33 Ten key 34 Enter key 35 Input key 36 Function key 37 Rib 38 Keyboard board 4 Speaker part 41 Microphone part 5 Lighting part 6 Power key 7 Scanner Part 7A Attachment fixing concave part 8 Convex part 8A Hollow part 8B Battery cover 8C Contact detection part 8D Convex part 9 Hook part 10 Hook part 11 Concave part 12 Protrusion part 13 Charging terminal 14 Communication terminal 15 Substrate 16 Main battery 17 Sub battery 18 Vibrator 19 Lock 19A, 19B Locking part 19C Locking part 200 Left hand 300 Right hand 201 Thumb 202, 302 Index finger 203, 303 Middle finger 204, 304 Ring finger 205, 305 Little finger a Light irradiation direction b Normal c Intersection

In order to solve the above-described problem, an operating device according to a first aspect of the present invention is formed in an arcuate shape along the longitudinal direction so as to be convex toward the front surface side, and has a scanner portion on a front end surface thereof. It is formed in an arcuate shape along the longitudinal direction so that the tip side is bent to the back side so that the irradiation light from the part is irradiated in the direction between the tip direction and the back direction, and the back side is convex A housing having a substantially semi-elliptical spherical convex portion corresponding to the shape of the hand at the time of gripping on the back surface, and a substantially central portion on the front surface of the housing, and performing reading by the scanner unit. A first operation key portion for inputting, a first recess portion for hooking a finger, which is provided in a substantially central portion of the back surface of the housing and curved in a bow shape along the lateral direction of the protrusion portion ; Is provided.

According to the present invention, in lifting Chiyasuku easy-to-use form, it can be realized operation device you improving the operability.

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  1. A housing,
    A first concave portion provided near the center from the front end to the rear end of the back surface of the housing, for hooking a finger;
    A first operation key portion provided on the front surface of the housing corresponding to the position of the first recess;
    A second concave portion provided on the rear end side of the first concave portion on the back surface of the housing for hooking a finger;
    A second operation key portion provided on the front surface of the housing corresponding to the position of the second recess;
    An operating device comprising:
  2. Provided on the back of the housing, provided with an egg-shaped convex portion corresponding to the shape of the hand at the time of gripping,
    The operating device according to claim 1, wherein all or a part of the first recess and the second recess are provided on the protrusion.
  3.   The operation according to claim 1, further comprising a third operation key portion provided on a side surface of the housing corresponding to a position of an index finger when a middle finger is put on the first recess or the second recess. apparatus.
  4.   The operating device according to any one of claims 1 to 3, further comprising a third recess on a front end side of the first recess on the rear surface of the housing.
  5. Provided with a lid on the back of the housing,
    The operating device according to any one of claims 1 to 4, wherein a part or all of at least one of the first concave portion and the second concave portion is provided on the lid portion.
  6.   6. The operating device according to claim 1, further comprising a display unit on a front end side of the first operation key unit on the front surface of the housing.
  7.   The operation device according to claim 1, wherein the second operation key unit includes a plurality of operation keys, and the plurality of operation keys are arranged in a stepped manner.
  8.   The operating device according to any one of claims 1 to 7, wherein the density of the component near the center is high.
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