Container holder

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5876007
SERIAL NO

09074885

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Abstract

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A container holder is provided which comprises a housing with a drawer having a container receiving recess. The drawer is mounted within the housing for movement between a stored position and a use position. An arm is mounted to the drawer for movement between a retracted position and an extended position and has a first portion which cooperates with the recess to define a container-receiving area of varying size. The arm can be selectively engaged with the drawer for retaining the arm in a number of adjustable positions between the retracted and the extended positions. The arm can be moved bi-directionally between the extended and retracted positions to releasably retain the arm in one of several discrete positions. The detent mechanism has a release leg adapted to contact the housing as the drawer is moved from the extended position to the retracted position to disengage the detent mechanism from the second portion of the arm. A bail for the container holder which is mounted to the housing so that the forward portion of the bail is lifted from a depending position to a retracted position as the drawer is moved into the housing.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.CHARLOTTE, NC735
VENTRA GREENWICH HOLDINGS CORP.DEARBORN, MI18

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cogswell, Marc R Grand Rapids, MI 3 56
Lancaster, Kelly A Wyoming, MI 4 98

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COLLINS & AIKMAN AUTOMOTIVE INTERIORS, LLC (1)
* 5284314 Modular dual mug and cup holder 41 1992
 
CHRYSLER CORPORATION (1)
* 4981277 Cup holder 63 1990
 
Atlantic Automotive Components, Inc. (1)
* 5489054 Extendible vehicle tray method and apparatus 30 1994
 
Prince Corporation (3)
* 5297767 Multiple container holder 52 1992
* 5259580 Container holder 39 1993
* 5330146 Container holder 45 1993
 
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION (1)
* 5749554 Tray assembly 26 1996
 
Summit Polymers, Inc. (1)
* 5628486 Concealable beverage container holder 37 1995
 
LEAR SEATING CORPORATION (1)
* 5104184 Storage armrest with drink holder arrangement 17 1991
 
ANDERSON ACQUISITION, INC. (1)
* 5487519 Retractable beverage container holder 24 1993
 
fischerwerke Artur Fischer GmbH & Co. KG (1)
* 5692658 Holder for drink containers 24 1995
 
LESCOA INC. (2)
* 4953771 Drawer mounted cup holder 64 1989
* 5527008 Container holder 19 1994
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 6095471 In-vehicle cup holder 21 1998
* 2004/0155,495 Extendable glass-holder for seat, particularly for seat of economy class in an aircraft 1 2003
 
VENTRA GREENWICH HOLDINGS CORP. (2)
6932311 Compact container holder 5 2003
* 2004/0200,942 Compact container holder 0 2003
 
HOPKINS MANUFACTURING CORPORATION (1)
D460635 Child's play console 9 2000
 
TS TECH CO., LTD. (2)
* 7568601 Cup holder unit providing stability for holding member 14 2005
* 2006/0027,617 Cup holder unit 5 2005
 
Responsible Me, Inc. (2)
* 7011363 Highchair helper improvements 11 2005
7540560 Highchair helper improvements 2 2006
 
Fischer Automotive Systems GmbH & Co. KG (2)
* 6695271 Holder for a beverage container 8 2002
* 2003/0155,477 Holder for beverage container 3 2003
 
Kojima Press Industry Co., Ltd. (1)
* 6702243 Cup holder for a vehicle 5 2002
 
FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUSTRIE (2)
* 8336841 Compact cup holder with retractable front 1 2008
* 2010/0276,465 COMPACT CUP HOLDER WITH RETRACTABLE FRONT 0 2008
 
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY (4)
* 6024395 Retractable cup holder for automobiles 15 1997
* 7104609 Longitudinal extension mechanism of armrest 18 2004
* 2006/0006,722 Longitudinal extension mechanism of armrest 1 2004
* 7641255 Housing type cup holder for a vehicle 0 2006
 
LUMENTUM OPERATIONS LLC (1)
* 6544055 Enhanced module kick-out spring mechanism for removable small form factor optical transceivers 11 2000
 
GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS INC. (4)
6932426 Tray system for a seat apparatus 16 2002
* 7278683 Child seat with object holder 12 2003
* 2004/0090,094 Child seat with object holder 2 2003
* 2008/0030,054 Child Seat with Object Holder 6 2007
 
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC (1)
* 9248770 Adaptable bin with rotating cup holder 0 2013
 
TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (4)
* 8678312 Aircraft side-ledge console 4 2011
* 2013/0048,784 Aircraft Side-Ledge Console 0 2011
* 9669935 Aircraft side-ledge console 0 2014
* 2014/0175,842 Aircraft Side-Ledge Console 1 2014
 
LEAR CORPORATION (2)
* 8911011 Armrest assembly having beverage holder 0 2011
* 2012/0319,440 Armrest Assembly Having Beverage Holder 1 2011
 
NIFCO INC. (6)
* 6076793 Cup holder used for vehicle 14 1999
6702241 Cup holder 9 2002
* 7108239 Container holder 1 2003
* 7278619 Cup holder device 2 2005
* 2005/0242,606 Cup holder device 0 2005
* 2006/0065,802 Cup holder 2 2005
 
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION (2)
* 6045173 Console with multi-position cover 60 1997
* 6010047 Compact dual arm container holder 7 1998
 
NIHON PLAST CO., LTD. (1)
* 9211828 Cup holder 2 2014
 
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 9327650 Cup holder assembly with cantilevered support 0 2014
 
NEWMAT, SA (1)
* 2007/0157,535 Fabric support frame section 1 2006
 
TRW AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS & COMPONENTS GMBH (1)
* 2006/0237,499 Cup holder 1 2006
 
fischerwerke Artur Fischer GmbH & Co. KG (2)
* 7131690 Holding device for a beverage container 8 2001
* 6837408 Drinks holder 4 2002
* Cited By Examiner