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COMBINATION BELT CLIP/RADIO STAND

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009438D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 89K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Charles B. Swope: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Operators of two-way radios using belt clips handle their radios in various ways in various cir- cumstances. One of the most common ways a radio is handled is during meetings where the radio is tra- ditionally removed from the hip and placed on the table or counter in front of the user. Because of the way many radios obscure the view of the user in the meeting, and the need to be able to hear and see the radio for activity and status, the user will often lay the radio flat on the table and try to position it in a manner to view those needed status displays. The radio ends up in an awkward position having degraded antenna and visual status performance to both the user and the system.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments

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COMBINATION BELT CLIP/RADIO STAND

by Charles B. Swope and Jorge L. Garcia

l PROBLEM

  Operators of two-way radios using belt clips handle their radios in various ways in various cir- cumstances. One of the most common ways a radio is handled is during meetings where the radio is tra- ditionally removed from the hip and placed on the table or counter in front of the user. Because of the way many radios obscure the view of the user in the meeting, and the need to be able to hear and see the radio for activity and status, the user will often lay the radio flat on the table and try to position it in a manner to view those needed status displays. The radio ends up in an awkward position having degraded antenna and visual status performance to both the user and the system.

  This invention allows the option for the user to utilize the radio's belt clip to both satisfy the ergonomic and RF performance of the radio by developing the following:

  l An option to the radio user that allows an addi- tional position of radio tilt to allow non-intrusive visual contact,

   By tilting the radio an improved antenna per- formance is observed rather than laying it flat,

  l An option to the radio user that allows an addi- tional position of radio tilt to provide non-obstruc- tive observation of radio activity and status.

SOLUTION

  Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4 illustrate the invention. The invention utilizes the basic belt clip design and incorporates both a sliding s...