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Publication numberUS20020158096 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 09/931,018
Publication dateOct 31, 2002
Filing dateAug 17, 2001
Priority dateApr 27, 2001
Also published asDE20114563U1
Publication number09931018, 931018, US 2002/0158096 A1, US 2002/158096 A1, US 20020158096 A1, US 20020158096A1, US 2002158096 A1, US 2002158096A1, US-A1-20020158096, US-A1-2002158096, US2002/0158096A1, US2002/158096A1, US20020158096 A1, US20020158096A1, US2002158096 A1, US2002158096A1
InventorsHvo-Sheng Wang
Original AssigneeHvo-Sheng Wang
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Retaining base for hanging electronic device
US 20020158096 A1
Abstract
A retaining base for hanging electronic device comprises a clamping plate being coupled to a hanging member through a spring clip. The hanging member has an accommodating recess on one side for receiving two corresponding movable embedding members each having one end passing through an opening thereon and extending to a latch groove disposed on another side of the hanging member, and a board with one end inserted into the gap between the embedding members. When the board being pressed, the embedding members will move in the directions opposite to each other and then latch a hanger of an electronic device being placed into the latch groove.
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What is claimed is:
1. A retaining base for hanging electronic device, comprising:
a hanging member, having an accommodating recess on one side thereof, and an open end being disposed on one end of the accommodating recess, and a elongated hole horizontally being disposed in the accommodating recess, and a latch groove disposed on another side of the hanging member;
two embedding member, movably being disposed in the elongated hole, each having a latching key on one end thereof passing through the elongated hole and extending to the latch groove on the another side of the hanging member;
a board, movably being inserted into the open end of the accommodating recess to move the embedding members away from each other when the board being pressed;
a clamping plate, having an accommodating recess on one side and an open end on one end of the accommodating recess; and
an U-shaped spring clip, having one end thereof being inserted into the inner side of the accommodating recess of the clamping plate and another end thereof being inserted into the accommodating recess of the hanging member enabling the clamping plate to be coupled to the hanging member via the spring clip.
2. A retaining base for hanging electronic device as claimed in claim 1, wherein said accommodating recess of the hanging member adjacent to the elongated hole has a protruded column and a vertical U-shaped guiding groove; said board has a bar extending from one end thereof passing through the space between the embedding members and inserting into the U-shaped guiding groove, two guiding slopes at the sides thereof adjacent to the bar, a guiding hole at its center position to accommodate the protruded column and enable the board to be moved in a range within the guiding hole.
3. A retaining base for hanging electronic device as claimed in claim 2, wherein further comprises two elastic members being disposed to lean against the opposite sides of the embedding members and the inner sides of the accommodating recess of the hanging member by their ends respectively to let the embedding members contact together.
4. A retaining base for hanging electronic device as claimed in claim 1, wherein each of said embedding members has a latching key with a guiding slope on its top inserting into the elongated hole and extending outward to the latch groove on the another side of the hanging member.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] 1. Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention relates to a retaining base for hanging an electronic device, more particularly for hanging a mobile phone.

[0003] 2. Description of the Related Art

[0004] As known, a traditional retaining base 40 for hanging a mobile telephone (please refer to FIG. 4) usually comprises a hanging member 41, a U-shaped spring clip 42, and a clamping plate 43. The hanging member 41 has an insert groove 411 on one side enabling one end of the U-shape spring clip 42 being inserted therein. Another end of the U-shape spring clip 42 is inserted into an insert groove 431 disposed on the clamping plate 43 at the corresponding side thereof, such that the clamping plate 43 can be coupled to the hanging member 41 through the U-shape spring clip 42 forming an integral part.

[0005] Furthermore, a protruded member 412 is disposed in a hole on the same side of the hanging member 41 for receiving the U-shape spring clip 42 and extends outward through the hole to a U-shaped latch groove 413 disposed on another side of the hanging member 41. When such a traditional retaining base 40 is in use, the clamping plate 43 can be pressed to let the retaining base 40 clip and hang onto the waist belt (not shown in the figure) of a user. While a hanger of a mobile phone is inserted into the U-shape latch groove 413 from its open end, the protruded member 412 is moved backward and then pushed back by the spring clip 42 to latch the hanger and hang the mobile phone on the hanging member 41. When the user wants to use the mobile phone, the user only needs to remove the mobile phone from the U-shaped latch groove 413 to let the hanger of the mobile phone be separated from the hanging member 41.

[0006] However, while the retaining base 40 being used, the retaining base 40 merely utilizes the protruded member 412 to latch the hanger of mobile phone for hanging the mobile phone on the hanging member 41. Therefore, when the user is engaged in a severe activity, the mobile phone may easily being moved out of the U-shape latch groove 413 due to the vibrations between the hanger and the protruded member 412, which may cause damages to the mobile phone.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0007] In view of the above mentioned shortcomings of the protruded member of the traditional retaining base, which causes the mobile phone easily being separated from the retaining base while the user in severe activities. The inventor of the present invention based on years of experience accumulated from the engagement in the related industry and conducted extensive research to resolve the foregoing shortcomings, and invented a simple-structured retaining base for hanging electronic devices according to the present invention.

[0008] The present invention provides a simple-structured retaining base for electronic devices to solve the above-mentioned shortcomings of the prior art. The primary objective of the present invention is to provide a retaining base for an electronic device, which comprises a U-shaped spring clip having one end inserted into an accommodating recess of a clamping plate, and another end inserted into a groove of a hanging member. Thus the clamping plate can be coupled to the hanging member through the spring clip forming an integral piece. The accommodating recess of the hanging member receives two corresponding movable embedding members therein. One end of each embedding member comprises a latching key, the latching keys pass through an opening on the accommodating recess, and extend outward to a latch groove disposed on another side of the hanging member. The hanging member also receives a board with one end inserted into the gap between the embedding members, and another end exposed outside the hanging member. When the board is pressed, the embedding members can be moved by the board to let the latching keys move in the directions opposite to each other. Thus, when the hanger of the mobile phone is placed into the latch groove, the two embedding members will latch the hanger. When there is a need to take out the phone, the user just needs to press the board to move the latching keys in the latch groove along the directions opposite to each other and release the hanger for successfully taking out the mobile phone. In the meantime, the embedding members get a more reliable control and have a better effect on preventing the mobile phone from being slipped off or fallen out accidentally.

[0009] To make it easier for our examiner to understand the objective of the invention, its structure, innovative features, and its performance, we use a preferred embodiment together with the attached drawings for the detailed description of the invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0010]FIG. 1 shows the three-dimensional disassembled parts of the structure according to the present invention.

[0011]FIG. 2 shows the external look of the assembled structure of the present invention.

[0012]FIG. 3 shows the planar movement according to the present invention when it is in use.

[0013]FIG. 4 shows the three-dimensional disassembled parts of the structure according to a prior art.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

[0014] Please refer to FIGS. 1, 2, and 3. The present invention relates to a retaining base for hanging an electronic device, such as a mobile phone etc. The retaining base 10 comprises a hanging member 11 with an accommodating recess 12 on one side, an open end 121 at one end of the accommodating recess 12 (as shown in FIG. 1), and an elongated hole 13 horizontally disposed inside the accommodating recess 12. The lateral sides adjacent to the elongated hole 13 each has a protruded column 131 and a vertical U-shaped guiding groove 132 respectively (the skill in the art may substitute it by other components).

[0015] Two embedding members 14 are disposed at two ends in the elongated hole 13 respectively. One end of each of the embedding members 14 has a latching key 141 with a guiding slope on its top, and inserts into the elongated hole 13 and extends outward to another side of the hanging member 11 through the elongated hole 13 (as shown inn FIG. 2). Two elastic members 15 lean against the opposite sides of the embedding members 14 and the inner sides of the accommodating recess 12 by their ends respectively to let the embedding members 14 contact together.

[0016] In the present invention, the open end of the accommodating recess 12 may movably be inserted with a board 16. The board 16 has a bar 16 extending from one end thereof, which can pass through the space between embedding members 14 and insert into the U-shaped guiding groove 132. The board 16 also has guiding slopes 162 at the sides adjacent to the bar 161 and a guiding hole 163 at its center position to accommodate the protruded column 131 (as shown in FIGS. 2 and 3) and enable the board 16 to be moved in a range within the guiding hole 163.

[0017] When user presses another end of the board 16 opposite to the bar 16. The bar 16 is moved along the U-shaped guiding groove 132 to let the board 16 be moved in a range along the guiding hole 163 and limited by the protruded column 131 (as shown in FIGS. 2 and 3). Such that the guiding slopes 162 on the board 16 push against the embedding members 14 and moves them apart to opposite directions respectively. The embedding members 14 are then forced to compress the elastic members 15 respectively. The latching keys 141 of the embedding members 14 extending to another side of the hanging member 11 also move apart to opposite directions respectively. Further, another side of the hanging member 11 has a U-shaped latch groove 17, one end of each of the latching keys 141 extends just to the latch groove 17.

[0018] In the present invention, the retaining base 10 also comprises a clamping plate 20 and a U-shaped spring clip 25 (as shown in FIG. 1), wherein one side of the clamping plate 20 has an accommodating recess 21. Such accommodating recess 21 has an open end 211 for accommodating one end of the U-shaped spring clip 25 on the inner side of the accommodating recess 21. Another end of the spring clip 25 is inserted into the inner side of the accommodating recess 12 of the hanging member 11. The clamping plate 20 is then coupled to the hanging member 11 via the spring clip 25 to form an integral part (as shown in FIG. 2) as a clamping member for clamping the retaining base 10 onto the waist belt of user.

[0019] Through the foregoing structure, the retaining base 10 can be clamped to the waist belt of user by pressing the clamping plate 20, so that the hanging member 11 can be fixed to the waist belt. The user can then place the hanger (not shown in the figure) of the mobile phone into the U-shaped latch groove 17 through its open end. In the meantime, the hanger pushes the guiding slopes at the top of the latching keys 141 of the embedding members 14 to move the embedding members 14 away from each other by compressing the elastic members 15 (as shown in FIGS. 2 and 3). As a result, the hanger of mobile phone is latched by the latching keys 141. The user can thus carry the phone easily.

[0020] When the user wants to take the phone out of the retaining base 10, he just needs to press the board 16. Then, the guiding slopes 162 on the board 16 push the embedding member 14 to move the embedding members 14 away from each other by compressing the elastic members 15. The latching keys 141 of the embedding members 14 also move away from each other to leave a gap therebetween for the hanger of the mobile phone being moved out from the hanging member 11.

[0021] The present invention not only strengthens the reliability of the embedment between the embedding members 14 and the hanger to improve the control of the embedding members, but also effectively prevents the mobile phone from being separated or fallen out from the U-shaped latch groove 17. Thus, prevent the mobile phone from being damaged by accidents.

[0022] While the invention has been described by way of example and in terms of a preferred embodiment, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited thereto. To the contrary, it is intended to cover various modifications and similar arrangements and procedures, and the scope of the appended claims therefore should be accorded the broadest interpretation so as to encompass all such modifications and similar arrangements and procedures.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification224/271, 224/197
International ClassificationH04B1/38, A45F5/02, H04M1/04
Cooperative ClassificationA45F2200/0516, H04M1/04, A45F5/021, A45F2005/026, H04B1/3888, A45F5/02
European ClassificationA45F5/02B, H04M1/04, H04B1/38P10, A45F5/02