Power outlet mount for a portable telephone
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Citation (published version)Greg Blonder. "Power outlet mount for a portable telephone." U.S. Patent 5,539,821-A.
An apparatus (10) mounts a telephone, particularly the handset (15) of a portable telephone, to a wall A.C. power outlet (11) and supplies power from the power outlet to the telephone. The apparatus comprises a chassis (12), at least one A.C. power plug (30,31) carried by the chassis for electrically connecting to, and mounting the chassis on, the A.C. power outlet, at least one A.C. power socket (40, 41) connected to the A.C. power plug and carried on the chassis so as not to deprive a user of the use of the power outlet, a cradle (14) carried by the chassis for the telephone handset (15) of a portable phone, and a power converter (18) carried by the chassis for obtaining A.C. power from the A.C. power outlet through the A.C. power plug, converting the obtained power into D.C. power, and supplying the D.C. power to the telephone handset through the cradle.