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PIVOTING HOLSTER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009547D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 73K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Michael Ruise: AUTHOR

Abstract

The concept shown in Figure 1 is called the Pivoting Holster. Unlike traditional fixed holsters, due to its design, the Pivoting Holster allows the user to view and operate a pager in an upright posi- tion with one hand without having to remove the pager from the holster itself. The Pivoting Holster is for particular use with keyboard-type pagers. For this discussion we will use the Motorola PageWriter 2000 product.

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Developmenis Technical 0 M MOTOROLA

PIVOTING HOLSTER

by Michael Wise

INTRODUCTION

  The concept shown in Figure 1 is called the Pivoting Holster. Unlike traditional fixed holsters, due to its design, the Pivoting Holster allows the user to view and operate a pager in an upright posi- tion with one hand without having to remove the pager from the holster itself. The Pivoting Holster is for particular use with keyboard-type pagers. For this discussion we will use the Motorola PageWriter 2000 product.

DESCRIPTION

  As shown in Figure 1 the Pivoting Holster is made up of two parts, a stationary beltclip section that functions as the name implies, and a pivoting swing-arm section.

  In the lowered position, shown in Figure 1, the holster is unlocked and free to move into the data entry position. If preferred, the user can view the display in this position, Figure 2, this may be done when data entry is not desired.

  The pivoting action of the holster is achieved by way of a pivoting/locking assembly shown as a magnified view in Figure 3. This assembly is com- prised of a metal spring, which is attached to the swing-arm section of the holster, and a hard polymer cam, which is attached to the stationary beltclip sec- tion.

THEORY OF OPERATION

  As the swing-arm is rotated into the viewing position there is constant pressure on the cam pro- duced by the metal spring. When the swing-arm reaches the viewing position, Figure 4, the notches of spring drop into the slots on either side...