US Patent No: 5,876,007

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Container holder

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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, NC1746
VENTRA GREENWICH HOLDINGS CORP.DEARBORN, MI24

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cogswell, Marc R Grand Rapids, MI 3 42
Lancaster, Kelly A Wyoming, MI 4 81

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Prince Corporation (3)
5,297,767 Multiple container holder 46 1992
5,259,580 Container holder 38 1993
5,330,146 Container holder 41 1993
 
Lescoa, Inc. (2)
4,953,771 Drawer mounted cup holder 59 1989
5,527,008 Container holder 16 1994
 
ANDERSON ACQUISITION, INC. (1)
5,487,519 Retractable beverage container holder 24 1993
 
ATLANTIC AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS (1)
5,489,054 Extendible vehicle tray method and apparatus 30 1994
 
CHRYSLER CORPORATION (1)
4,981,277 Cup holder 59 1990
 
COLLINS & ALKMAN AUTOMOTIVE INTERIORS, INC. (1)
5,284,314 Modular dual mug and cup holder 37 1992
 
FISCHERWERKE ARTUR FISCHER GMBH & CO. KG (1)
5,692,658 Holder for drink containers 22 1995
 
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION (1)
5,749,554 Tray assembly 23 1996
 
LEAR SEATING CORPORATION (1)
5,104,184 Storage armrest with drink holder arrangement 15 1991
 
Summit Polymers, Inc. (1)
5,628,486 Concealable beverage container holder 36 1995

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
NIFCO INC. (4)
6,076,793 Cup holder used for vehicle 12 1999
6,702,241 Cup holder 8 2002
7,108,239 Container holder 1 2003
7,278,619 Cup holder device 2 2005
 
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY (3)
6,024,395 Retractable cup holder for automobiles 12 1997
7,104,609 Longitudinal extension mechanism of armrest 12 2004
7,641,255 Housing type cup holder for a vehicle 0 2006
 
FISCHERWERKE ARTUR FISCHER GMBH & CO. KG (2)
7,131,690 Holding device for a beverage container 7 2001
6,837,408 Drinks holder 0 2002
 
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION (2)
6,045,173 Console with multi-position cover 50 1997
6,010,047 Compact dual arm container holder 7 1998
 
GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS INC. (2)
6,932,426 Tray system for a seat apparatus 15 2002
7,278,683 Child seat with object holder 6 2003
 
Responsible Me, Inc. (2)
7,011,363 Highchair helper improvements 8 2005
7,540,560 Highchair helper improvements 2 2006
 
FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUSTRIE (1)
8,336,841 Compact cup holder with retractable front 0 2008
 
FISCHER AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GMBH (1)
6,695,271 Holder for a beverage container 6 2002
 
HOPKINS MANUFACTURING CORPORATION (1)
D460635 Child's play console 9 2000
 
JDS UNIPHASE CORPORATION (1)
6,544,055 Enhanced module kick-out spring mechanism for removable small form factor optical transceivers 11 2000
 
KOJIMA PRESS INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (1)
6,702,243 Cup holder for a vehicle 5 2002
 
TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (1)
8,678,312 Aircraft side-ledge console 0 2011
 
TS TECH CO., LTD. (1)
7,568,601 Cup holder unit providing stability for holding member 7 2005
 
VENTRA GREENWICH HOLDINGS CORP. (1)
6,932,311 Compact container holder 4 2003
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
6,095,471 In-vehicle cup holder 19 1998