JP4265446B2 - Optical information reader and automatic transaction apparatus provided with the same - Google Patents

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JP4265446B2
JP4265446B2 JP2004060432A JP2004060432A JP4265446B2 JP 4265446 B2 JP4265446 B2 JP 4265446B2 JP 2004060432 A JP2004060432 A JP 2004060432A JP 2004060432 A JP2004060432 A JP 2004060432A JP 4265446 B2 JP4265446 B2 JP 4265446B2
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昭司 徳永
広 江幡
敏広 池田
裕厚 近藤
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  The present invention relates to an optical information reader having a function of reading optical information from a portable terminal, and an automatic transaction apparatus including the optical information reader.

2. Description of the Related Art Conventionally, in an optical information reader, a two-dimensional barcode downloaded at the time of reservation is displayed on a mobile display unit of a mobile phone, and the mobile phone is inserted into the optical information reader in a state where the barcode is displayed. Based on a detection signal from a limit switch provided at the back of the holding unit of the device for detecting that the mobile phone has been inserted into a predetermined position, it detects that the mobile phone has been inserted into a predetermined position. The two-dimensional barcode displayed on the portable display unit is photographed and read (for example, see Patent Document 1).
JP 2002-123791 A (page 3-4, FIG. 2)

However, in the above-described conventional technology, the location where the mobile display unit is provided differs depending on the model of the mobile phone. The two-dimensional barcode may not be read in some cases.
Further, there is a problem that when the mobile phone is inserted into the optical information reader, the mobile phone may collide and the mobile phone may be damaged.

  The present invention has been made to solve the above-described problems, and provides a means for easily and surely reading a two-dimensional barcode displayed on a mobile display unit in any mobile phone. For the purpose.

In order to solve the above-described problems, the present invention provides an optical information reading apparatus having an optical reading unit that reads a two-dimensional barcode from a portable terminal, and includes a front panel having a cross-sectional shape as viewed from the side. And providing the optical reading unit on the upper plate on the upper side of the spine so that the user can grasp the mobile phone and display the mobile phone. The user's hand holding the mobile phone does not touch the lower plate on the lower side when the display unit is positioned in parallel with the upper plate on the upper side while holding the unit over the optical reading unit. characterized in that way the.

As a result, the present invention provides an effect that any two-dimensional mobile phone can read a two-dimensional barcode displayed on the portable display unit easily and reliably without damaging the portable phone.
Further, when the user holds the mobile phone over the optical reading unit of the automatic transaction apparatus, there is an effect that the user does not touch his / her hand with the automatic transaction apparatus and can use it with a natural operation without feeling a burden on the wrist.

  Embodiments of an optical information reading apparatus according to the present invention will be described below with reference to the drawings.

1 is an external view showing a ticket issuing machine according to a first embodiment of the present invention, FIG. 2 is a partial sectional view of an optical information reader, FIG. 3 is an example of a two-dimensional barcode, and FIG. 4 is a ticket according to the first embodiment. It is a side view which shows an issuing machine.
Reference numeral 1 denotes a ticket issuing machine as an automatic transaction apparatus, which is installed in a facility such as an airport, a station, or a store, and is used for receiving a ticket such as a reserved air ticket.

Reference numeral 2 denotes a mobile phone as a mobile terminal, which includes a storage unit (not shown) that downloads and stores a two-dimensional barcode from a remote server (not shown) when making a reservation, and a portable display that displays the two-dimensional barcode. Part 3 is provided.
The portable display unit 3 has a backlight function, and is automatically turned on by a user's key operation, and is turned off when no key operation is performed for a predetermined time.

Reference numeral 4 denotes an optical information reading device, which includes an optical reading unit 5 having a function of optically reading a two-dimensional bar code.
The optical reading unit 5 includes a camera unit 6 that captures an image of the two-dimensional barcode shown in FIG. 3 displayed on the mobile display unit 3 of the mobile phone 2 shown in FIG. 2 and a glass for protecting the camera unit 6. 7 and an illumination 8 for irradiating the portable display unit 3 with light through the glass 7.

  Further, the front panel 9 of the optical information reading device 4 has a substantially U-shaped cross-section as viewed from the side (right side in the figure) as shown in FIG. The back 9c of the panel 9 is disposed in the front, the upper plate 9a on the upper side of the spine 9c is inclined θ1 upward toward the back side of the optical information reader 4, and the lower lower plate 9b is inclined θ2 downward. . The optical reading unit 5 is mounted on the upper plate 9a of the front panel 9.

An indicator lamp 10 such as an LED (Light-Emitting Diode) is mounted on the upper plate 9a and provided above the optical reading unit 5, and emits light in at least two colors, for example, green and red.
Reference numeral 11 denotes a display operation unit of the ticket issuing machine 1, which displays a screen for prompting the user to perform processing. Reference numeral 12 denotes a receiving port of the ticket issuing machine 1, which discharges an air ticket and delivers it to the user.

The operation of the above configuration will be described.
FIG. 5 is a flowchart showing the reading of the two-dimensional bar code of the optical information reader.
When a user receives a reserved ticket or the like using the ticket issuing machine 1, first, after making a predetermined ticketing operation input, the user downloads 2 to the mobile display unit 3 of the mobile phone 2 at the time of reservation. Display dimension barcodes.

S <b> 1, the user holds the portable display unit 3 over the optical reading unit 5 by holding the handle other than the portable display unit 3 so that the hand does not touch the portable display unit 3 while displaying the two-dimensional barcode.
When the two-dimensional bar code displayed on the portable display unit 3 is set at a position where the camera unit 6 of the optical reading unit 5 can take a picture, the optical information reading device 4 turns on the indicator lamp 10 in green and gives the user a two-dimensional bar code. Notify that the code has been read.

S <b> 2, the optical information reading device 4 takes a two-dimensional barcode by photographing the two-dimensional barcode with the camera unit 6 of the optical reading unit 5.
S3, the optical information reader 4 recognizes the image of the two-dimensional barcode read in step S2. If the two-dimensional barcode can be recognized, the process proceeds to step S6. If not, the process proceeds to step S4. To do.

S4, the optical information reading device 4 proceeds to step S5 when the optical reading unit 5 cannot recognize the two-dimensional bar code at the first reading, and to step S9 when it cannot be recognized even at the second reading. S5, the optical information reader 4 turns on the illumination 8 so that the two-dimensional barcode displayed on the mobile display unit 3 can be recognized even when the backlight of the mobile phone 2 is turned off, and the mobile display unit 3 The light is irradiated through the glass 7 and the two-dimensional bar code is photographed and read again in steps S2 and S3.

S6, when the optical reading unit 5 recognizes the two-dimensional bar code, the optical information reading device 4 confirms that the illumination 8 is turned off. If the illumination 8 is turned on, the illumination information 8 is turned off and the process proceeds to step S7.
S7, the optical information reading device 4 turns off the indicator lamp 10 and notifies the user that the reading is completed. This notification may be performed by voice.
S8, the optical information reader 4 discharges the air ticket from the receiving port 12, confirms that the user has received it, and ends the transaction.

On the other hand, the optical information reader 4 that determines that the two-dimensional barcode could not be recognized even in the second reading in step S4 turns off the illumination 8.
In S10, the optical information reading device 4 which has turned off the illumination 8 switches the indicator lamp 10 from green to red and notifies the user that the two-dimensional barcode cannot be recognized.
In parallel with S11, the optical information reader 4 transmits a message indicating that the two-dimensional bar code could not be read to the ticket issuing machine 1, and the ticket issuing machine 1 displays it on the display operation unit 11 for use. Encourage the person to do it again.

As described above, in this embodiment, the front panel of the optical information reading device is formed in a U-shape, the back of the front panel is disposed in front, and the optical reading unit is mounted on the upper plate of the front panel. Therefore, any mobile phone can read the two-dimensional barcode displayed on the mobile display unit easily and reliably without damaging the mobile phone.
Further, by turning on and off the indicator lamp, the user can easily determine how long the mobile phone should be held over the optical reading unit.

  Further, as shown in FIGS. 6 and 7, when the user holds the two-dimensional bar code over the optical reading unit, his / her hand is not placed on the ticket issuing machine, and the front panel is set in the vertical direction as shown in FIG. Since the angle of the user's wrist increases from θ3 to θ4 compared to when facing the user, the user can perform input operations by holding the mobile phone with natural movement without feeling a burden on the wrist. An easy-to-use device can be provided.

  In this embodiment, the front panel is formed in a U-shape and both the upper plate and the lower plate are described as being inclined toward the back side of the optical information reading device, but either the upper plate or the lower plate is The above-mentioned effect can be obtained even in the shape of a square with an inclination in the range up to the vertical direction including the vertical direction.

FIG. 9 is a side view showing a mobile phone according to the second embodiment, and FIG. 10 is a side view showing a ticket issuing machine according to the second embodiment.
The same parts as those in the first embodiment are denoted by the same reference numerals, and the description thereof is omitted.
Reference numeral 13 denotes an infrared transmission / reception unit of the cellular phone 2 as a portable terminal, which has a function of transmitting various data using infrared rays.

14 is an infrared light receiving unit, has a function of transmitting and receiving infrared data from the mobile phone 2, and is mounted on the lower plate 9 b of the front panel 9 of the optical information reader 4.
Reference numeral 15 denotes an approach detection unit of the ticket issuing machine 1 that detects the approach of the user.
The operation of the above configuration will be described.
When the user approaches the ticket issuing machine 1, the ticket issuing device 1 detects this by the approach detection unit 15 and instructs the optical information reading device 4 to validate the communication means with the mobile phone 2 and also to the user. The direction of the cellular phone 2 is displayed on the display operation unit 11 to notify the user so that the infrared transmission / reception unit 13 of the cellular phone 2 faces the infrared light receiving unit 14.

The user transmits the infrared data of the two-dimensional barcode downloaded at the time of reservation to the infrared light receiving unit 14 accordingly.
The optical information reader 4 that has received the infrared data of the two-dimensional barcode from the infrared transmitter / receiver 13 by the infrared receiver 14 discharges the air ticket from the receiving port 12 and confirms that the user has received it. End the transaction.

  As described above, in this embodiment, since the two-dimensional barcode can be read without holding the mobile phone over the optical reading unit, the information can be surely read even if the backlight of the mobile phone is turned off. Can do. In addition, since the infrared light receiving unit is mounted on the lower plate of the optical information reading device, it is possible to perform an input operation using a mobile phone with a natural operation, and it is possible to provide a user-friendly device.

In each of the above embodiments, the reception of an airport and a reserved air ticket has been described. However, it can also be used for purchasing an air ticket.
Furthermore, in each of the above-described embodiments, the automatic transaction apparatus as a ticket issuing machine that handles an airline ticket installed on a floor such as an airport, a station premises, a store, etc. has been described, but the automatic transaction apparatus is not limited to the above example. The present invention can be applied to all automatic transaction apparatuses capable of inputting information from a portable terminal, such as an automatic cash transaction apparatus, an automatic ticket vending machine for railways, a vending machine for drinking water, and a vending machine for cigarettes.

External view showing the ticket issuing machine of Example 1 Partial sectional view of the optical information reading device of Example 1 Example of 2D barcode Side view showing the ticket issuing machine of the first embodiment Flow chart showing reading of two-dimensional bar code of optical information reader Explanatory drawing of input operation of the two-dimensional barcode of Example 1 Explanatory drawing of input operation of the two-dimensional barcode of Example 1 Explanatory drawing of input operation of the two-dimensional barcode of Example 1 The side view which shows the mobile telephone of Example 2. Side view showing the ticket issuing machine of the second embodiment

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DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Automatic transaction apparatus 2 Cellular phone 3 Mobile display part 4 Optical information reader 5 Optical reader part 6 Camera part 7 Glass 8 Illumination 9 Front panel 9a Upper plate 9b Lower plate 9c Back 10 Indicator lamp 11 Display operation part 12 Receiving port 13 Infrared rays Transmission / reception unit 14 Infrared light receiving unit 15 Approach detection unit

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  1. In an optical information reading apparatus having an optical reading unit for reading a two-dimensional barcode from a portable terminal,
    A front panel having a cross-sectional shape viewed from the side is formed in a U-shape, the back of the front surface of the U-shape is disposed in front, and the optical reading unit is disposed on the upper plate above the back. by implementing,
    When the user holds the mobile phone and holds the display unit of the mobile phone over the optical reading unit, and the display unit is positioned in parallel along the upper plate on the back, the user who holds the mobile phone An optical information reading apparatus characterized in that a hand does not touch the lower plate on the lower side of the back .
  2. In claim 1,
    An optical information reader comprising an infrared light receiving unit that receives infrared data from the portable terminal, and the infrared light receiving unit is mounted on a lower plate on the lower side of the back of the front panel.
  3.   An automatic transaction apparatus comprising the optical information reader according to claim 1.
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