US 9,809,173 B2
Deployable center console
Carl Mather, Lake Orion, MI (US); and Kenric P Socks, Leonard, MI (US)
Assigned to FCA US LLC, Auburn Hills, MI (US)
Filed by FCA US LLC, Auburn Hills, MI (US)
Filed on Dec. 10, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/566,188.
Application 14/566,188 is a continuation of application No. 13/633,462, filed on Oct. 2, 2012, granted, now 8,919,847.
Prior Publication US 2015/0091321 A1, Apr. 2, 2015
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. B60R 7/04 (2006.01); B60N 2/46 (2006.01); B60R 13/02 (2006.01); B60R 11/00 (2006.01)
CPC B60R 7/04 (2013.01) [B60N 2/4606 (2013.01); B60R 13/0262 (2013.01); B60R 2011/0007 (2013.01); B60R 2011/0075 (2013.01); B60R 2011/0082 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A storage console for a vehicle having a floor, the storage console comprising:
a housing movable from a stowed position disposed beneath the floor to an upright position extending from the floor and defining a first storage area in said stowed position, said housing including side walls that expand a size of said first storage area when said housing is moved into said upright position, the side walls moving away from one another when said housing is moved from said upright position to said stowed positon.