US 20050092791 A1
An electronic device carrying system (100) includes a belt clip component (104) and a swivel base component (108) coupled to each other using a swivel member (110). The swivel member (110) allows for both ends to swivel or rotate freely, allowing the electronic device being carried by the carrying system (100) to be rotated in a number of positions. The belt clip component (104) includes a number of channels (302) and the swivel base component (108) includes a number of channels (602) which allow the carrying case (106) or electronic device as the case may be to be locked into a number of different positions.
1. An electronic device carrying system, comprising:
a belt clip member having a central opening having at least one radiating channel;
a swivel base member having a central opening having at least one radiating channel; and
a swivel member coupled between the belt clip member and the swivel member.
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a belt clip connected to the belt clip member.
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11. A carrying system, comprising:
a first member having a cavity and a central opening having a plurality of radiating channels; and
a swivel member having a first spherical end, the first spherical end being located within the first swivel member's cavity.
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a second member having a cavity and a central opening having a plurality of radiating channels; and
the two-ended swivel member includes a second spherical end that is located within the second member's cavity.
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an electronic device carrying case attached to the second member.
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This invention relates in general to the field of carrying devices and systems, and more particularly to a carrying system for an electronic device.
Present day electronic device carrying systems such as holsters and belt clips do not provide enough flexibility to the electronic device user to allow him to swivel the electronic device 360 degrees and in multiple axes of rotation. With the increase in features in electronic devices such as cellular telephones, a user sometimes needs to view the screen of the cellular telephone or other area while the telephone is still attached to the belt clip or holster without significant effort in order to take advantage of features such as Caller ID. Given the above, a need exists for a carrying system which would alleviate the problem mentioned above.
The features of the present invention, which are believed to be novel, are set forth with particularity in the appended claims. The invention may best be understood by reference to the following description, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in the several figures of which like reference numerals identify like elements, and in which:
While the specification concludes with claims defining the features of the invention that are regarded as novel, it is believed that the invention will be better understood from a consideration of the following description in conjunction with the drawing figures.
A full front view of the belt clip member 104 is shown in
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In one embodiment, once the swivel member 110 is inserted into place with the first spherical end protruding from the central opening 604, the carry case or radio 106 is attached to the swivel base member 108. This prevents the two-ended swivel member 110 from being detached from the swivel base member 108.
In operation, if a user lifts up on carry case 106 (or the electronic device if the swivel base member is attached directly to the electronic device) the two-ended swivel member 110 moves horizontal and away from the belt clip component 104, allowing for the carry case 106 (or electronic device) to be rotated in multiple directions. The user can then select which of the channels 302 in the belt clip component and which of the channels 602 in the swivel base component 108 the user wants to the “lock” the two-ended swivel member 110 into. Channels 302 and 602 provide a snug pressure fit in order to keep the carry case (or electronic device) 106 in place once its position is selected.
Electronic device carrying system 100 allows for easy movement and adjustment of the electronic device or carrying case 106 as the case may be. The use of the two-ended swivel member 110 makes the design simple to manufacture, while providing multiple positions in which the carry case or electronic device can be locked into. This affords the user easy viewing of the electronic device if for example a telephone call has been received and the user wants to read his telephone's display (e.g., caller ID number, etc.).
While the preferred embodiments of the invention have been illustrated and described, it will be clear that the invention is not so limited. Numerous modifications, changes, variations, substitutions and equivalents will occur to those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit and scope of the present invention as defined by the appended claims.