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EZ BELT CLIP DESIGN

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009856D
Original Publication Date: 2000-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 84K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Ong Ah Heng: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The document describes a simpler form of a belt clip for carrying portable communication devices which enhances its function so that the device when worn on a belt can be retrieved more easily than in existing belt clips.

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MOTOROLA

Technical Developments

EZ BELT CLIP DESIGN

by Ong Ah Heng, Lee Kam Wai and Mah Ah Kow

ABSTRACT

The document describes a simpler form of a belt clip for carrying portable communication devices which enhances its function so that the device when worn on a belt can be retrieved more easily than in existing belt clips.

INTRODUCTION

Most portable communication and personal entertainment devices, including 2-way radios, pagers and cellular phones employ a simple carrying clip to allow the user to attach the device on their person. Usually a clip comprises a belt clip that clips to a belt worn by the user.

ISSUES

WitlI reference to Figure I, the single biggest problem faced by users in using current conventional belt clips is difficulty when detaching the device from the belt i.e. the removal process.

The clip stopper that is designed to prevent the device from falling off when it is accidentally pushed upwards, hinders the removal process.

Consequently, to remove the device from a belt requires the use to apply both hands to the task.

One hand to press the spring action belt clip into the removal position, and the other hand to push the belt away so that the belt stopper does not get caught on the belt.

The two-handed removal process is acceptable in most situations but in an emergency situation only one hand is available to remove the device

Motorola. Inc. 2000

from the belt to call or respond to a call, the twohanded removal process can pose a problem.

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Fig. 1 Conventional Belt Clip

PROPOSED SOLUTIONS

An Easy-to-Release belt clip or EZREL belt clip in short, details a new design for a belt clip that not only serves its fun...