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BELTCLIP PAGER STAND

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006773D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Charles A. Actor: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Many pager users prefer to remove their pager from their belt when seated at a desk or worktable. For front mounted display pagers, it is convenient if the pager can be placed on the desk surface such that the display may be visible by the user without reorienting the pager. Because liquid crystal displays (LCDs) have a limited range of viewing angles, it is imperative that the pager be positioned such that the users line-of-sight is within this range for the display to be readable. Further, the opti- mal contrast ratio of the LCD occurs within an even smaller angle within the overall viewing angle.

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MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 18 March 1993

BELTCLIP PAGER STAND

by Charles A. Actor and Henry Wandt

  Many pager users prefer to remove their pager from their belt when seated at a desk or worktable. For front mounted display pagers, it is convenient if the pager can be placed on the desk surface such that the display may be visible by the user without reorienting the pager. Because liquid crystal displays (LCDs) have a limited range of viewing angles, it is imperative that the pager be positioned such that the users line-of-sight is within this range for the display to be readable. Further, the opti- mal contrast ratio of the LCD occurs within an even smaller angle within the overall viewing angle.

  As a consequence of the aforementioned limitations inherent to LCDs, a device which can conveniently posi- tion a display pager for easier reading of messages will add versatility to the pager and provide a competitive

advantage for the manufakrer. The invention illustrated in Figures 1, 2, and 3, r&ably and inexpensively pro- vides these advantages.

  The invention consists of a plastic molded leg, which is held in place by the beltclip pivot pin and is captured by an e-ring or similar fastener. In the normal beltwom position, the leg is held inNplace flush to the beltclip by a detent feature (Figure 1). When in use, the leg is rotated out of the beltclip and the pager is leaned against the leg so that the weight of the pager keeps the leg positioned as pl...