WO1995015619A1 - Case for cellular phone containing a spare battery - Google Patents

Case for cellular phone containing a spare battery Download PDF

Info

Publication number
WO1995015619A1
WO1995015619A1 PCT/IT1994/000088 IT9400088W WO9515619A1 WO 1995015619 A1 WO1995015619 A1 WO 1995015619A1 IT 9400088 W IT9400088 W IT 9400088W WO 9515619 A1 WO9515619 A1 WO 9515619A1
Authority
WO
WIPO (PCT)
Prior art keywords
case
cellular phone
spare battery
battery
pocket
Prior art date
Application number
PCT/IT1994/000088
Other languages
French (fr)
Inventor
Stefano Pascucci
Original Assignee
Stefano Uno S.R.L.
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Priority to ITRM93U000217 priority Critical
Priority to ITRM930217 priority patent/IT232297Y1/en
Application filed by Stefano Uno S.R.L. filed Critical Stefano Uno S.R.L.
Publication of WO1995015619A1 publication Critical patent/WO1995015619A1/en

Links

Classifications

    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M1/00Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers; Analogous equipment at exchanges
    • H04M1/02Constructional features of telephone sets
    • H04M1/0202Portable telephone sets, e.g. cordless phones, mobile phones or bar type handsets
    • H04M1/026Details of the structure or mounting of specific components
    • H04M1/0262Details of the structure or mounting of specific components for a battery compartment
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04BTRANSMISSION
    • H04B1/00Details of transmission systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04B3/00 - H04B13/00; Details of transmission systems not characterised by the medium used for transmission
    • H04B1/38Transceivers, i.e. devices in which transmitter and receiver form a structural unit and in which at least one part is used for functions of transmitting and receiving
    • H04B1/3827Portable transceivers
    • H04B1/3883Arrangements for mounting batteries or battery chargers

Abstract

A case for cellular phones, alias a cellular-case, is provided with an inner compartment or pocket for containing a spare battery. The pocket is divided from the case by a strap or band of elastic material to hold the battery in situ so that it is kept adjacent to the front side of the case, and the user can as usual take the phone out of the case without any problem.

Description

Case for cellular phone containing a spare battery

The present invention relates to an universal case for cellular phones, alias a cellular-case, characterized in that it can also receive a spare battery for the phone in a suitable compartment or pocket. With such solution the user can have a double as long operating time as under normal conditions without significantly increasing the overall dimensions of the case over those of the commer¬ cially available cases.

It is known that also in the cellular phones of the last productions the operating time is still limited by the short duration of the battery. In order to overcome such problem at least a spare battery is used together with a battery charger which provides for recharging the ex- hausted battery. In order to avoid that a phone is sud¬ denly switched off, one should always better have a charged spare battery. Such precautions, however, are dis¬ regarded by many people either because of inadvertence or because most times there is no available room where one can locate it.

The present invention seeks to solve such problem by pro¬ viding the cellular-case with a suitable compartment or pocket where one can snugly locate a spare battery so that the user may carry such accessory whenever he takes his cellular-phone case.

According to a preferred embodiment of the present inven¬ tion the compartment or pocket, where the battery is lo¬ cated, is formed behind one front side of the case, and the battery is placed parallel to the rear side of the phone, thus producing only a little increase of the thick¬ ness of the case.

The present invention will be described more in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the invention, in which the front side is partially broken away for showing a bat¬ tery when the cellular phone is removed;

Fig. 2 is a side, partially sectioned elevation view of the case with the spare battery and the cellular phone in the removed position.

With reference to the Figures, the invention consists of a case for cellular phone which is formed of a U-shaped strap 4 of leather or the like closed at both sides by a couple of straps 6 of elastic material and carrying at the rear side a bracket 8 preferably coated by leather or the like which is so shaped as to be slightly spaced from the rear side of the case in order to hook the case to the belt of the trousers. At its free end the bracket 8 car¬ ries a male button 10 which is snap-locked into a corre¬ sponding female button carried by the case. According to the invention the inner volume of the case is divided into two separate compartments by a strap or par- tition 14 which is parallel to the rear side of the case: the first compartment having very low dimensions is in¬ tended to receive a spare battery 20, the second compart¬ ment receives the cellular phone 22. The strap or parti¬ tion 14 is preferably made of elastic material such as elasticized fabric or rubber capable of holding the bat¬ tery in situ and avoiding any casual displacement thereof. In the exemplifying illustrative embodiment the height of the strap is lower than that of the case because it is not necessary that the strap reaches the bottom of the case in order to secure the battery and to separate it from the cellular phone. The width of the strap is equal to that of the case because the spare battery has the same width as the phone. It is however apparent that the width of the pocket in which the battery is received may be reduced.

From the foregoing the comfortable use of this invention is self-evident: the usual way of taking the phone out of the case remains unchanged; the overall dimensions of the case are essentially the same (there is only a slight in¬ crease of thickness which does not cause any problem to the user carrying it at the belt) ; and the user has always a spare battery available.

Claims

Claims
1. A case for cellular phone, wherein it can receive a spare battery (20) for the cellular phone into a suitable compartment or pocket.
2. A case for cellular phone according to claim 1, charac¬ terized in that the compartment or pocket, where the spare battery (20) is received, is defined by an elastic strap (14) holding the battery (20) in situ and avoiding the casual displacement thereof.
3. A case for cellular phone according to the preceding claims, characterized in that the compartment or pocket, where the spare battery (20) is received, is located be¬ hind one front side of the case, and the spare battery (20) is located parallel to the keyboard of the cellular phone (22) so as not to hinder the removal of the same.
4. A case for cellular phone according to the preceding claims, characterized in that said elastic strap within the case separates the cellular phone (22) from the spare battery (20) .
PCT/IT1994/000088 1993-12-01 1994-06-21 Case for cellular phone containing a spare battery WO1995015619A1 (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
ITRM93U000217 1993-12-01
ITRM930217 IT232297Y1 (en) 1993-12-01 1993-12-01 Mobile phone case which also houses a spare battery.

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
AU71320/94A AU7132094A (en) 1993-12-01 1994-06-21 Case for cellular phone containing a spare battery

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
WO1995015619A1 true WO1995015619A1 (en) 1995-06-08

Family

ID=11401693

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
PCT/IT1994/000088 WO1995015619A1 (en) 1993-12-01 1994-06-21 Case for cellular phone containing a spare battery

Country Status (3)

Country Link
AU (1) AU7132094A (en)
IT (1) IT232297Y1 (en)
WO (1) WO1995015619A1 (en)

Cited By (27)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
USD718293S1 (en) 2012-11-30 2014-11-25 Mophie, Inc. Unbanded snap battery case for a mobile device
USD718230S1 (en) 2012-12-04 2014-11-25 Mophie, Inc. High capacity banded snap battery case for a mobile device
USD718289S1 (en) 2011-11-11 2014-11-25 Mophie, Inc. Multi-piece case
USD718755S1 (en) 2012-12-18 2014-12-02 Mophie, Inc. Thin banded snap battery case for a mobile device
USD718754S1 (en) 2012-10-30 2014-12-02 Mophie, Inc. Thin banded battery case for a mobile device
US8917506B2 (en) 2008-11-17 2014-12-23 Mophie, Inc. Portable electronic device case with battery
USD721356S1 (en) 2012-05-25 2015-01-20 Mophie, Inc. Mobile phone case
USD721687S1 (en) 2012-10-30 2015-01-27 Mophie, Inc. High capacity banded battery case for a mobile device
USD721685S1 (en) 2012-05-25 2015-01-27 Mophie, Inc. Mobile phone case
US8954117B2 (en) 2010-05-19 2015-02-10 Mophie, Inc. External processing accessory for mobile device
USD723530S1 (en) 2012-10-03 2015-03-03 Mophie, Inc. Unbanded battery case for a mobile device
USD727883S1 (en) 2012-07-20 2015-04-28 Mophie, Inc. Mobile phone case
US9026187B2 (en) 2012-09-01 2015-05-05 Morphie, Inc. Wireless communication accessory for a mobile device
USD732012S1 (en) 2013-04-06 2015-06-16 Mophie, Inc. Curved battery case for a mobile device
US9077013B2 (en) 2008-01-18 2015-07-07 Mophie, Inc. Battery pack, holster, and extendible processing and interface platform for mobile devices
US9123935B2 (en) 2008-01-18 2015-09-01 Mophie, Inc. Wireless communication accessory for a mobile device
US9356267B1 (en) 2014-12-17 2016-05-31 Mophie, Inc. Protective battery case to partially enclose a mobile electronic device
USD766819S1 (en) 2015-04-06 2016-09-20 Mophie, Inc. Protective battery case
USD767485S1 (en) 2015-04-07 2016-09-27 Mophie, Inc. Battery case
US9495375B2 (en) 2013-11-27 2016-11-15 Mophie, Inc. Battery pack with supplemental memory
US20170208159A1 (en) * 2015-03-19 2017-07-20 Joseph Romain Battery replacement techniques and enhancement features for a mobile computing device
US9755444B2 (en) 2013-02-25 2017-09-05 Mophie, Inc. Protective case with switch cover
USD797093S1 (en) 2014-12-03 2017-09-12 Mophie, Inc. Case for a mobile electronic device
USD797091S1 (en) 2014-11-25 2017-09-12 Mophie, Inc. Case for a mobile electronic device
USD797092S1 (en) 2014-11-25 2017-09-12 Mophie, Inc. Case for a mobile electronic device
US9876522B2 (en) 2013-03-15 2018-01-23 Mophie, Inc. Protective case for mobile device
US9997933B2 (en) 2014-09-03 2018-06-12 Mophie, Inc. Systems and methods for battery charging and management

Citations (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3855534A (en) * 1973-04-23 1974-12-17 J Holcomb Apparatus for providing power to portable radio transmitters
EP0445808A1 (en) * 1990-03-07 1991-09-11 Sony Corporation Radio telephone apparatus

Patent Citations (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3855534A (en) * 1973-04-23 1974-12-17 J Holcomb Apparatus for providing power to portable radio transmitters
EP0445808A1 (en) * 1990-03-07 1991-09-11 Sony Corporation Radio telephone apparatus

Cited By (39)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US9406913B2 (en) 2008-01-18 2016-08-02 Mophie, Inc. Battery case for mobile devices
US10170738B2 (en) 2008-01-18 2019-01-01 Mophie Inc. Battery pack for mobile devices
US9172070B2 (en) 2008-01-18 2015-10-27 Mophie, Inc. Battery pack, holster, and extendible processing and interface platform for mobile devices
US9748535B2 (en) 2008-01-18 2017-08-29 Mophie, Inc. Battery pack and holster for mobile devices
US9123935B2 (en) 2008-01-18 2015-09-01 Mophie, Inc. Wireless communication accessory for a mobile device
US9088029B2 (en) 2008-01-18 2015-07-21 Mophie, Inc. Battery pack, holster, and extendible processing and interface platform for mobile devices
US9088028B2 (en) 2008-01-18 2015-07-21 Mophie, Inc. Battery pack, holster, and extendible processing and interface platform for mobile devices
US9077013B2 (en) 2008-01-18 2015-07-07 Mophie, Inc. Battery pack, holster, and extendible processing and interface platform for mobile devices
US9577695B2 (en) 2008-01-18 2017-02-21 Mophie, Inc. Wireless communication accessory for a mobile device
US8917506B2 (en) 2008-11-17 2014-12-23 Mophie, Inc. Portable electronic device case with battery
US9402452B2 (en) 2008-11-17 2016-08-02 Mophie, Inc. Method of making a smartphone case with a battery
US8954117B2 (en) 2010-05-19 2015-02-10 Mophie, Inc. External processing accessory for mobile device
US9319501B2 (en) 2010-05-19 2016-04-19 Mophie, Inc. External processing accessory for mobile device
USD718289S1 (en) 2011-11-11 2014-11-25 Mophie, Inc. Multi-piece case
USD721685S1 (en) 2012-05-25 2015-01-27 Mophie, Inc. Mobile phone case
USD721356S1 (en) 2012-05-25 2015-01-20 Mophie, Inc. Mobile phone case
USD727883S1 (en) 2012-07-20 2015-04-28 Mophie, Inc. Mobile phone case
US9026187B2 (en) 2012-09-01 2015-05-05 Morphie, Inc. Wireless communication accessory for a mobile device
USD723530S1 (en) 2012-10-03 2015-03-03 Mophie, Inc. Unbanded battery case for a mobile device
USD721687S1 (en) 2012-10-30 2015-01-27 Mophie, Inc. High capacity banded battery case for a mobile device
USD718754S1 (en) 2012-10-30 2014-12-02 Mophie, Inc. Thin banded battery case for a mobile device
USD718293S1 (en) 2012-11-30 2014-11-25 Mophie, Inc. Unbanded snap battery case for a mobile device
USD718230S1 (en) 2012-12-04 2014-11-25 Mophie, Inc. High capacity banded snap battery case for a mobile device
USD718755S1 (en) 2012-12-18 2014-12-02 Mophie, Inc. Thin banded snap battery case for a mobile device
US9755444B2 (en) 2013-02-25 2017-09-05 Mophie, Inc. Protective case with switch cover
US9876522B2 (en) 2013-03-15 2018-01-23 Mophie, Inc. Protective case for mobile device
USD732012S1 (en) 2013-04-06 2015-06-16 Mophie, Inc. Curved battery case for a mobile device
US9495375B2 (en) 2013-11-27 2016-11-15 Mophie, Inc. Battery pack with supplemental memory
US10079496B2 (en) 2014-09-03 2018-09-18 Mophie Inc. Systems for managing charging devices based on battery health information
US9997933B2 (en) 2014-09-03 2018-06-12 Mophie, Inc. Systems and methods for battery charging and management
US10033204B2 (en) 2014-09-03 2018-07-24 Mophie, Inc. Systems and methods for battery charging and management
USD797091S1 (en) 2014-11-25 2017-09-12 Mophie, Inc. Case for a mobile electronic device
USD797092S1 (en) 2014-11-25 2017-09-12 Mophie, Inc. Case for a mobile electronic device
USD797093S1 (en) 2014-12-03 2017-09-12 Mophie, Inc. Case for a mobile electronic device
US9356267B1 (en) 2014-12-17 2016-05-31 Mophie, Inc. Protective battery case to partially enclose a mobile electronic device
US20170208159A1 (en) * 2015-03-19 2017-07-20 Joseph Romain Battery replacement techniques and enhancement features for a mobile computing device
US10356230B2 (en) * 2015-03-19 2019-07-16 Joseph Romain Battery replacement techniques and enhancement features for a mobile computing device
USD766819S1 (en) 2015-04-06 2016-09-20 Mophie, Inc. Protective battery case
USD767485S1 (en) 2015-04-07 2016-09-27 Mophie, Inc. Battery case

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date
AU7132094A (en) 1995-06-19
IT232297Y1 (en) 1999-12-17
ITRM930217V0 (en) 1993-12-01
ITRM930217U1 (en) 1995-06-01

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3361312A (en) Carryall belt pocket
US6152338A (en) Long gun support system
US4318502A (en) Back pack having a releasable climbing harness
US4858798A (en) Carry case with quick release and self locating retainer apparatus
US4949401A (en) Collapsible multicompartmented pack for the back of a garment
US5263618A (en) Universal carrier for articles
US4029243A (en) Integrated belt-supported backpack
US6006915A (en) Case for audio device and headphone set
US5174483A (en) Radiowrap
US20030127477A1 (en) Clip and holder for portable devices
US6345751B1 (en) Method and apparatus for carrying a portable electronic device
US5439153A (en) All weather cover
CA1313514C (en) Housing and holder assembly for a portable communication apparatus
US3622056A (en) Convertible satchel
EP0480573A1 (en) Waist bag
US5445303A (en) Modular pack system
US7334714B2 (en) Wearable personal item carrier
US4561576A (en) Video equipment bag
US5586703A (en) Dual field pack
US5388155A (en) Cordless phone holder enabling hands free use
US5170919A (en) Simulated pouch with interior, concealed holster
US5205448A (en) Multifunctional camera bag with waist belt support
EP1161358B1 (en) Case for mobile terminal
KR100847215B1 (en) Clothes Having Buoyant Material Mounted Thereon and Vest Having the Same
US6691906B2 (en) Taser holster

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
AL Designated countries for regional patents

Kind code of ref document: A1

Designated state(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FR GB GR IE IT LU MC NL PT SE BF BJ CF CG CI CM GA GN ML MR NE SN TD TG

AK Designated states

Kind code of ref document: A1

Designated state(s): AT AU BB BG BR BY CA CH CN CZ DE DK ES FI GB HU JP KP KR KZ LK LU LV MG MN MW NL NO NZ PL PT RO RU SD SE SK UA US UZ VN

DFPE Request for preliminary examination filed prior to expiration of 19th month from priority date (pct application filed before 20040101)
121 Ep: the epo has been informed by wipo that ep was designated in this application
REG Reference to national code

Ref country code: DE

Ref legal event code: 8642

122 Ep: pct application non-entry in european phase
NENP Non-entry into the national phase in:

Ref country code: CA