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PAGER BELT CLIP

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006037D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 73K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

H. B. Chan: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

A removable belt clip, shown in FIG. 1 used on a paging device but which may be used with other units clipped to a belt, allows the clip to be attached to the paging unit easily. The belt clip is designed for simple construction having only three separate elements. The three elements include a clip 10, a leaf spring 12, and a plastic retainer 14. The plastic retainer 14 slides into the groove 16 of the paging unit. There are two ways in which clip 10, leaf spring 12, and plastic retainer 14 may be assembled together.

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MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 12 April 1991

PAGER BELT CLIP

by H. 0. Chan, C. H. Chua, K. H. Foo and C. C. Vincent Low

  A removable belt clip, shown in FIG. 1 used on a paging device but which may be used with other units clipped to a belt, allows the clip to be attached to the paging unit easily. The belt clip is designed for simple construction having only three separate elements. The three elements include a clip 10, a leaf spring 12, and a plastic retainer 14. The plastic retainer 14 slides into the groove 16 of the paging unit. There are two ways in which clip 10, leaf spring 12, and plastic retainer 14 may be assembled together.

  The first assembly method is shown in FIG. 2. Plastic retainer 14 has hvo hooks 20 (further shown in FIG. 3 A&B) extruding from the face of retainer 14. Two posts 22 (FIG. 4) are attached to extensions of clip 10. When assembled, hooks 20 clip around posts

22 to secure clip 10 to retainer 14. Leaf spring 12 is secured between retainer 14 and clip 10 to apply a force to the top of clip 10 forcing the bottom of clip 10 against the paging unit when installed.

   The second assembly method is shown in FIGS. 5 and 6. Extensions from clip 10 have bevelled stops 30 attached to each inside face. Retainer 14 has two notched posts 32 extending outward from the outside face of retainer 14. Clip 10 is attached to retainer 14 by pushing the bevelled edges of stops 30 along posts 32 until stops 30 snap into the notches of posts 32 (show...