US 9,809,161 B1
Illuminated cup holder
Stuart C. Salter, White Lake, MI (US); Christopher Anthony Danowski, Rochester, MI (US); Paul Kenneth Dellock, Northville, MI (US); Pietro Buttolo, Dearborn Heights, MI (US); and James J. Surman, Clinton Township, MI (US)
Assigned to Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed by Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed on Sep. 28, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/278,216.
Int. Cl. B60Q 1/00 (2006.01); B60Q 1/26 (2006.01); B60Q 3/02 (2006.01); B60N 3/10 (2006.01); G02B 5/32 (2006.01); G02B 5/18 (2006.01); G03H 1/00 (2006.01)
CPC B60Q 3/0243 (2013.01) [B60N 3/101 (2013.01); G02B 5/18 (2013.01); G02B 5/32 (2013.01); G03H 1/0005 (2013.01); G03H 2001/0055 (2013.01); G03H 2223/23 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A vehicle cup holder, comprising:
a console substrate defining a cup well;
a light source positioned to emit light into the cup well;
an insert positioned within the cup well and defining a base wall and a side wall, wherein at least one of the base wall and the side wall defines a diffraction grating; and
a holographic film positioned between the insert and the console substrate.