US20070205244A1 - Cell phone/electronic device holster - Google Patents

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US20070205244A1
US20070205244A1 US11/307,972 US30797206A US2007205244A1 US 20070205244 A1 US20070205244 A1 US 20070205244A1 US 30797206 A US30797206 A US 30797206A US 2007205244 A1 US2007205244 A1 US 2007205244A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45FTRAVELLING OR CAMP EQUIPMENT: SACKS OR PACKS CARRIED ON THE BODY
    • A45F5/00Holders or carriers for hand articles; Holders or carriers for use while travelling or camping
    • A45F5/02Fastening articles to the garment
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45CPURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS
    • A45C11/00Receptacles for purposes not provided for in groups A45C1/00 - A45C9/00
    • A45C2011/002Receptacles for purposes not provided for in groups A45C1/00 - A45C9/00 for portable handheld communication devices, e.g. mobile phone, pager, beeper, PDA, smart phone
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45FTRAVELLING OR CAMP EQUIPMENT: SACKS OR PACKS CARRIED ON THE BODY
    • A45F5/00Holders or carriers for hand articles; Holders or carriers for use while travelling or camping
    • A45F5/02Fastening articles to the garment
    • A45F5/021Fastening articles to the garment to the belt

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This is a personal carrying device or holster for any electronic device a person might carry. The design is applicable to a wide variety of electronic devices of different manufacturers, models and instruments. It is intended to be attached to a person's waist band or belt, or attached to a carry strap such as an over the shoulder strap or purse strap. It is made of one piece heavyweight leather with Velcro closure and double belt loop design for secure attachment to user or user's personal belongings.

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  • The holster is made of one tee shaped piece of leather with a leg and tee per drawing 2. The tee across the top is wide and high enough to securely encircle the body of the electronic device. The top encircling edge is contoured as follows:
      • a. Relieved top center front edge.
      • b. Raised on the top edges and holed on sides as it wraps around sides of electronic device visualized as being placed behind in center of tee.
      • c. Top edge cutaway in back as the leather tee comes together behind instrument where it is sewed to the encircling belt loop enlargement part of leg.
  • The tee is also appropriately angled to fit the contour of particular instruments as it wraps around the shape of the electronic device.
  • The downward leg of the tee will first wrap under the based of the electronic device placed within the now encircling leather tee. As the leg continues to wrap across the bottom and up the backside of the encircling tee, it provides the sewing attachment for joining the ends of the encircling tee leather loop and enlarges to provide the belt loop attaching points.
  • Vertical dual slits are cut, one on each side of the attaching sewing points, to allow passage of a belt or strap of any type in such a manner that two attachment points are created. A securing strap or belt will first pass over the edge of the enlarged portion, through the vertical slit, pass behind the sewed encircling attachment area (and may then pass through belt loop of wearer's garment) and then through the second vertical slit and exiting over the remaining portion of the leather enlargement.
  • Moving upwards on the backside, above the belt loop and sewing area, the leg will continue over the top of the contained device. In this top area the sides of the leg are relieved to accommodate inserted device's protrusions such as an antenna when the device is inserted in either one of two possible orientations. Continuing down the face the leg securely encloses the electronic device held inside. Fastening of the end of the leg is accomplished with Velcro on the central face of the encircling tee and end of leg.
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  • To use the holster it is first attached to the user. The most common site would be to the waist belt on either side of the person according to preference. The belt would pass through the first slit of the holster, then through the belt loop of a garment, and lastly through the remaining slit and drawn tight through the remaining garment belt loops around the waist. However, the holster can be attached similarly to any strap the person chooses such as a carry strap or purse strap.
  • After securing to the user, the encircling leg is pulled up at the Velcro closure and the instrument is inserted per user preference. The leg is returned downward and pressed to the Velcro closure to secure the instrument. Removal is the same procedure except that when the encircling leg is opened the instrument is removed. The instrument is removed by grasping in the relieved areas on the front and backside rather than by gripping the antenna or other protrusion of the device.
  • Some electronic instruments such as a mobile or cellular phones can be operated without removal from the holster. The holed sides permit access to side mounted control buttons. Such phones can be answered and used or silenced by pushing the appropriate buttons through the side holes.
  • Attaching head phones or other external attachments can be accomplished through any appropriate opening the instrument's ports as user preference and instrument design indicates.

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What is claimed is:
1. Higher top edge side contour to provide additional strength and protection for electronic device.
2. Contoured top edge relieved at front and back to facilitate removal and improve sound transmission to wearer regardless of how device is inserted.
3. Holed on sides to permit, access to controls for operation without removal from enclosure, increase sound transmission to wearer and access to electrical ports.
4. Partially open bottom to prevent accumulation of dirt or trash, provide access to electrical ports and permit better sound characteristics.
5. Double opposed relief in top closing flap for antenna or other protrusion to permit the insertion of device in either of two orientations, that is, with face of device away from wearer's body or face of device toward wearer's body.
6. Double belt loops for additional security and the capacity to stabilize location on the wearer's side by spanning belt loop of wearer's clothing.
7. One piece heavyweight leather design (This and following numbers not shown on drawings).
8. All features integrated to make a unique and superior combination of security, serviceability, usability, convenience and comfort unmatched in the personal electronic device or cell phone holder industry.
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USD750369S1 (en) 2014-10-31 2016-03-01 Simple.be LLC Portable article carrier
USD752858S1 (en) 2014-10-31 2016-04-05 Simple.be LLC Portable article carrier
USD763977S1 (en) * 2015-04-03 2016-08-16 Jeffry Louis Ford Hand wrap lifting apparatus
USD768982S1 (en) 2015-07-21 2016-10-18 Joe Stewart Cell phone holster
USD861330S1 (en) 2016-03-17 2019-10-01 Darrell Brown Protective cell phone case kit
US9945636B2 (en) * 2016-04-11 2018-04-17 The Fechheimer Brothers Company Belt holster adapter panel
US10085547B1 (en) * 2016-07-05 2018-10-02 Kareem Cummings Step bit pouch
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