Patent Number: 7,103,397

Title: Apparatus to mount a mobile device in a vehicle

Abstract: An apparatus to mount a mobile device having a main body with a receiving recess to receive the mobile device, a first locker to support and secure a lower part of the mobile device, a second locker for elastically supporting and securing an upper part of the mobile device to lock up or release the upper part of the mobile device, a lock/release disposed to be movable between a locking position of locking up the mobile device and a releasing position to release the mobile device from the lock-up state, an ejector to lift the mobile device in a given distance when the lock/release is moved to the releasing position, and a mounting fixture including position adjusting units to adjust an angle and a height of the main body and fixing units to fix the position adjusting unit in the vehicle. Accordingly, since the apparatus has the lock/release and the ejector to automatically lock and release the mobile device and the mounting fixture to adjust the position of the main body, mounting and removing the mobile device as well as setting up the apparatus itself and the mobile device in the vicinity of the glass window of the vehicle to ensure the GPS receiver of the mobile device freely to receive and transmit radio waves from satellites at the inside of the vehicle can be easily carried out.

Inventors: Oh; Sang-Kil (Suwon, KR)

Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H04M 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018