BELT CLIP/HOLSTER PAGER LOCKING MECHANISM
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-24
Many pager holsters currently use interference retention pins and press fits to retain pagers. There are some inherent problems with these approaches. For example, retention pins may be slightly too long due to tolerances and may cause difficulties in removing the pagers initially. Then after time, these retention pins may wear down and create grooves in the mating features, which reduce the retention forces to unacceptable levels, which then causes the customers to lose their pagers. When press fit interferences are designed into the pager/holster assemblies, the tooling tolerances and material property variations may cause inconsistent removal forces. These press fit designs also tend to wear unacceptable scribes into the pagers.