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WATER BORNE CARRYING CASE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006326D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Stanley A. Yaeger, Jr.: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

As portable products penetrate varied market places, it quickly becomes evident the varied needs and require- ments ofthese markets. It was this situation that precipitated the conceptualization of the "Water Borne Carry Case? The requirement was to provide a carry case with the ability to support a portable radio ifthe radio became unattached from the person wearing the radio or dislodged from the person's hands during some sort of motion or activity in the water.

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MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 14 December 1991

WATER BORNE CARRYING CASE

by Stanley A. Yaeger, Jr., Sam V. Hosseini, Steven J. Finch, and Faris J. Habbaba

BACKGROUND AND PROBLEM STATEMENT

  As portable products penetrate varied market places, it quickly becomes evident the varied needs and require- ments ofthese markets. It was this situation that precipitated the conceptualization of the "Water Borne Carry Case?

  The requirement was to provide a carry case with the ability to support a portable radio ifthe radio became unattached from the person wearing the radio or dislodged from the person's hands during some sort of motion or activity in the water.

DESCRIPTION OF SOLUTION

The conceptualization was to provide a carry case which would be made of a buoyant material and/or gas

bladders. The utilization ofgas bladders is an interesting approach due to the space'savings and ergonomic design that could be achieved with this method. The method of supplying a gas to the bladders may vary, but the use of a buoyant material like foam is rather straightforward. Unfortunately, the design of the carry case would be rather large and bulky using foam. Therefore, the use of a less voluminous material that provides sufficient buoy- ancy would be ideal.

CONCLUSION

  At this time, we know of no hand held carry case for a portable radio utilized in the communications indus- try that would provide buoyancy to a portable radio in the event that the portable radio/case...