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ROTATIONAL BELTCLIP

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008957D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 81K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Lim Seong Jin: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Conventional two-way radios have beltclips to attach to belts worn by radio users. Often, removing such radios from the belts can be difficult because these beltclips typically have hooks at the bottom to prevent easy disengaging. Described here is a rotation- al beltclip that does not require any pressing or pulling daring engagement or disengagement of the radio from the belt.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments

ROTATIONAL BELTCLIP

by Lim Seong Jin and Benson Saw

  Conventional two-way radios have beltclips to attach to belts worn by radio users. Often, removing such radios from the belts can be difficult because these beltclips typically have hooks at the bottom to prevent easy disengaging. Described here is a rotation- al beltclip that does not require any pressing or pulling daring engagement or disengagement of the radio from the belt.

  Figure 1 shows an exploded view of the beltclip. The beltclip is an assembly that has upper and lower plastic moulded parts, a spring, a screw, and a nut. On each of the plastic parts is a recess to ensure that the beltclip can temporarily "hook" onto the belt of a user. The spring helps the beltclip return to its original posi- tion after disengagement. The screw and the nut fasten the two plastic parts together as shown the cross sec- tional view of the beltclip in Figure 2 on next page.

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Fig. 1 Exploded view of the beltclip

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Technical Developments

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LOWER BELTCLIP NUT

Fig. 2 Cross sectional view of the beltclip

  Figure 3 shows engagement of the radio with a belt. When not in use, the recesses on the beltclip face the 3 o'clock direction of the radio, when viewed from the back of the radio. This enables the us...