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1. (WO2003051178) LOW-PROFILE MOUNTING CLIP FOR PERSONAL DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2003/051178    International Application No.:    PCT/US2002/039964
Publication Date: Fri Jun 27 01:59:59 CEST 2003 International Filing Date: Sat Dec 14 00:59:59 CET 2002
IPC: A45F 5/02
A61M 5/142
Applicants: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
Inventors: COLLINS, Sean
MOBERG, Sheldon, B.
KIMBALL, David
PAYNE, Timothy
Title: LOW-PROFILE MOUNTING CLIP FOR PERSONAL DEVICE
Abstract:
A low-profile, durable mounting clip (70) is provided for holding personal devices such as personal electronic devices. The mounting clip may have an essentially inverted 'L' shaped configuration including a foot portion (74) having engagement elements for attachment to corresponding engagement elements on a housing of a personal device. A leg portion (72) provides for attachment to an undergarment or other suitable article of clothing. a heel portion (71) located between and connecting the leg portion and foot portion allows the foot portion to flexibly and durably retract from the housing for attachment. The mounting clip may include a snap tab beam locking mechanism having one or more radial snap tabs having engagement elements for engaging corresponding surfaces on the mounting clip. Rotation of a rotatable cam (82) locks and unlocks the mounting clip onto the housing.