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Stylus Storage within an Antenna

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115585D
Original Publication Date: 1995-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fadgett, RS: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for storing a writing stylus within the antenna of a small portable device.

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Stylus Storage within an Antenna

      Disclosed is a method for storing a writing stylus within the
antenna of a small portable device.

      Fig. 1 is an isometric view of a hand-held, battery-powered
cellular telephone 10, providing communications and computing power
through a wireless connection with a computing system.  An
all-points-addressable touch technology screen 12 has been added to
the face of an LCD for the capture of handwriting and other images
drawn on the screen with a stylus.  An antenna 14 is provided as
required for radio-frequency communications.

      Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional elevation of antenna 14, as it is
slidably mounted within a conductive tube 16 extending into cellular
telephone 10, in an exploded relationship with a stylus 18.  At the
distal end of antenna 14, an expanded collar 20 cooperates with a
constriction 22 of the tube 16 to prevent removal of the antenna from
the device 10.  The hollow construction of antenna 14 permits the
storage of stylus 18 within the antenna in both an extended and a
closed position.  The proximal end of antenna 14 includes an
internally threaded fitting 24, in which an externally threaded
portion 26 of stylus 18 is manually engaged as the stylus is placed
in its storage position within the antenna.  Stylus 18 includes a
rounded tip 27, which can provide the pressure needed to provide data
through touch-sensitive screen 12 without damaging the screen.

      Fig. 3 is a larger-scale fr...