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RETENTION SYSTEM FOR CREDIT CARD FORMAT DEVICES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005793D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-07
Document File: 1 page(s) / 76K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Robert D. Lloyd: AUTHOR

Abstract

On many products it is desirable to be able to attach accessories directly to the product housing (i.e. a telephone credit card on a pager so that users have the card readily accessible when they repond to pages, a '(credit card" address/phone book on a cellular telephone so that users may readily access phone number of the persons they wish to call, a "credit card" calculator on a pocket pager so that multiple items do not rattle around in the user's pocket, etc.). Rather than directly adhering the device to a product, it is more desirable if the device may bedetached for independent use. Ratherthan merely providing aslot in the product into which the device is blindly inserted, it is more favorable if the device is visible and functional in its nested position. Finally, a means of securing the device is essential so that it does not dislodge from the product if held in any position.

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MOlWROLA Technical Developments Volume 9 August 1969

RETENTION SYSTEM FOR CREDIT CARD FORMAT DEVICES

by Robert D. Lloyd

   On many products it is desirable to be able to attach accessories directly to the product housing (i.e. a telephone credit card on a pager so that users have the card readily accessible when they repond to pages, a '(credit card" address/phone book on a cellular telephone so that users may readily access phone number of the persons they wish to call, a "credit card" calculator on a pocket pager so that multiple items do not rattle around in the user's pocket, etc.). Rather than directly adhering the device to a product, it is more desirable if the device may bedetached for independent use. Ratherthan merely providing aslot in the product into which the device is blindly inserted, it is more favorable if the device is visible and functional in its nested position. Finally, a means of securing the device is essential so that it does not dislodge from the product if held in any position.

   A method of achieving the above requirements is described as follows. The device (1) is retained by either grooves (2) or a protective clear or opaque pocket (3) that is attached to the adjacent wall of the product (4). This wall may be detachable or an integral part of the product housing if another means of accessing the inter- nal compartment (5) is available. The groove overhang (6) orouter portion of the pocket stops short at the inser- tion end (7) so tha...