Global Patent Index - EP 0978188 A1

EP 0978188 A1 2000-02-09 - PORTABLE TELEPHONE WITH MOVABLE MICROPHONE UNIT

Title (en)

PORTABLE TELEPHONE WITH MOVABLE MICROPHONE UNIT

Title (de)

TRAGBARES TELEFON MIT SCHWENKBARER MIKROPHON-EINHEIT

Title (fr)

TELEPHONE PORTATIF A UNITE MICROPHONE MOBILE

Publication

EP 0978188 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99900620 A

Priority

  • EP 99900620 A
  • EP 98400424 A
  • IB 9900177 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9943135A1] A portable telephone unit is proposed comprising a telephone housing and a microphone unit movable between a retracted rest position and an operating position protruding from the telephone housing movable in a path of movement over a distance of travel. In the portable telephone unit, a bistable mechanism cooperating with a microphone unit has spring means for pushing the microphone unit with spring force to the operating position, a component of the spring force exerted by the spring means changing direction after an intermediate unstable point has been passed, when the microphone unit is moved between the rest position and the operating position.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04M 1/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04R 1/02 (2006.01); H04M 1/02 (2006.01); H04M 1/03 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04M 1/03 (2013.01); H04M 1/0202 (2013.01); H04M 1/0237 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9943135A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9943135 A1 19990826; CN 1263663 A 20000816; EP 0978188 A1 20000209; JP 2001520850 A 20011030; KR 20010006539 A 20010126

INPADOC legal status


2000-10-11 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20000814

2000-04-26 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000228

2000-02-09 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE ES FR GB IT