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SNAP-IN ROTATE-OUT BELT CLIP

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007482D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-29
Document File: 5 page(s) / 155K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Cliff Anderson: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The snap-in, rotate-out belt clip consists of three unique elements: a retainer and back cover made of molded plastic, and a spring clip formed from wire spring material.

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MOIVROLA Technical Developments

SNAP-IN ROTATE-OUT BELT CLIP

by Cliff Anderson and Tim Laflin

  The snap-in, rotate-out belt clip consists of three unique elements: a retainer and back cover made of molded plastic, and a spring clip formed from wire spring material.

  Figure 1 shows the three unique elements (retainer, spring clip, and back cover) ofthe belt clip design. The features numbered 1 through 5 on the back cover hold the spring clip in place. The assem- bly of the back cover requires sliding the spring clip through features 1, 2, 3, and 4 then over the top of feature 5. Features 6 and 7 on the spring clip together with feature 5 on the back cover prevent the spring clip from sliding out of position. Once the spring clip is installed in the back cover the retainer (Figure
1) can be snapped into the back cover. The tapered relieffeature 9 on the back cover allows the retainer to be inserted into the back cover. The spring clip will grab the slotted feature 8 and an identical fea- ture on the opposite side of the retainer (not visible in Figure 1) to hold it to the back cover. Figure 3 shows both slotted features engaged with the spring

clip to the back cover. Figure 2 also shows the retainer from a different angle and Figure 3 shows how the retainer fits to the back cover. Figure 4 shows a view of the retainer engaged to the back cover. Figure 5 shows the retainer rotated 30 degrees from the back cover which will allow the retainer to separate from the back cover. The cam feature 10 from Figure 2 will move the spring clip out of the slotted feature 8 of Figure 2 when rotat...