US Patent No. 9,796,317

CUP HOLDER RETENTION FEATURE


Patent No. 9,796,317
Issue Date October 24, 2017
Title Cup Holder Retention Feature
Inventorship Michael Neumann, Gisborne (AU)
Vikas Saigal, Melbourne (AU)
Christopher Emery Fesenmyer, Flat Rock, MI (US)
Scott Simon, Dexter, MI (US)
Assignee Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,796,317

1. A cup holder assembly for a vehicle, comprising:
a door configured for translation between an open and a closed configuration;
at least one fixed receiver sidewall;
at least one first cup holder surface provided by a bottom surface of the door, wherein the at least one first cup holder
surface is configured to upwardly extend at least a portion of the at least one fixed receiver sidewall when the door is in
the open configuration, and wherein the at least one first cup holder surface includes the at least one resilient container
biasing member;

at least one second cup holder surface provided by the at least one receiver sidewall; and
a retention system comprising at least one resilient container biasing member and at least one resilient container supporting
member.