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301 - Land vehicles: wheels and axles

301500100 - WHEEL

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
301109000 Axle box 43
301110500 For cycle-type vehicle 40
301108100 Hub cap 10
301106000 Having reenforcing band or casing 4
20080303339Wheel Hub With Axial Recesses Between the Holes For Wheel Bolts - The invention relates to a wheel hub having a central section and having a radial section which radially adjoins said central section, having a bearing section which projects axially from the central section for holding a wheel bearing and having an axially opposite holding section for holding a brake disk and a wheel rim, wherein holes for holding wheel bolts are formed in the radial section. In order to obtain a particularly light wheel hub which can withstand all operating loads and offers a reliable contact face for a brake disk under all operating conditions, it is provided that the wheel hub has recesses at least between some holes, which recesses extend completely through the wall of the radial section of the wheel hub, and that stiffening ribs are formed between the respective recesses which stiffening ribs axially thicken the radial section between the recesses.12-11-2008
20090066152PROTECTION STRUCTURE FOR OUTER SHELL OF A HUB - A protection structure for outer shell of a hub comprises: a hub and an outer shell mounted at one end of the hub, the outer shell is provided at one end close to the hub with an enlarged flange, on an outer peripheral surface of the outer shell are annularly and spaced-apart formed a plurality of splines and at least one positioning rib, at least at one side of each splines is disposed a protection structure whose material is different from that of the outer shell. By such arrangements, the protection structure can be assembled with the cassette to prevent the cassette touching the splines, thus preventing the damage of the outer shell of the hub.03-12-2009
20080296965Wheel Hub Comprising Axial Recesses Formed Between the Holes for Wheel Nuts - The invention relates to a wheel hub having a central section and a radial section which is radially connected to the central section, a bearing section which axially protrudes from the central section and is used to receive a wheel bearing, and an axially opposing receiving section for receiving a brake disk and a wheel rim. Holes for receiving wheel nuts are formed in the radial section. In order to produce an especially light wheel hub that can withstand all operating loads and provides a brake disk with a secure abutment surface under all operating conditions, the wheel hub has recesses at least between some holes, the recesses fully penetrating the wall of the radial section of the wheel hub, and at least one reinforcing means is embodied on the radial end of the wheel hub.12-04-2008
20120319461PROTECTIVE CAP FOR A VEHICLE WHEEL HUB - A protective cap is installed in a wheel hub to protect a wheel speed sensor and bearing assembly from intrusion of dirt. The hub has inner and outer end faces, and a central bore having splines for engagement by a splined driveshaft. The speed sensor system has a segmented disc rotating with the hub and a sensor mounted on a housing and extending into proximity with the segmented disc. The protective cap includes a stem for insertion through the central bore and a head having an under face for engaging with the inner end face of the hub. The head has a distal rim portion overlapping the housing to allow rotation of the protective cap relative the housing to prevent entry of dirt to the speed sensor system and bearing. The stem has yieldable retainers for engaging with the outer end face of the hub to retain the protective cap.12-20-2012
301110600 Circumferentially divided 2
20090206649WHEEL HUB-JOINT UNIT - A wheel hub-constant velocity joint unit in which a wheel hub (08-20-2009
20090230759WHEEL HUB/UNIVERSAL JOINT ASSEMBLY WITH END TEETH AND WHEEL BEARING - A wheel hub/universal joint assembly having an axis of rotation09-17-2009
Entries
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20130076110WHEEL HUB WITH AIR PASSAGE FOR TIRE INFLATION SYSTEM - A wheel hub extends from an outboard end to an inboard end and has an outer peripheral surface and an inner peripheral surface spaced radially inward of the outer peripheral surface. A first air passage extends from the outboard end toward the inboard end. A second air passage extends from the inner peripheral surface to intersect the first air passage. The second air passage comprises a removed portion that extends circumferentially beyond a cross-section of the first air passage at the intersection.03-28-2013
20120217792VEHICLE WHEEL DISK - A vehicle wheel disk includes a hat portion having a crest portion extending continuously in a circumferential direction of the disk, an inner curved portion curved inwardly in an axial direction of the disk radially inside the crest portion and extending continuously in a circumferential direction of the disk, and an outer curved portion curved inwardly in the axial direction of the disk radially outside the crest portion and extending in the circumferential direction of the disk.08-30-2012
20100084911HUB DEVICE FOR DISC BRAKE, BRAKE DISC, AND VEHICLE - A hub device for a disc brake, fastened by a fastening portion to a vehicle wheel. A number of external ridges (splines) hold the brake disc in the circumferential direction of the hub. The brake has in it a central hole with grooves running axially for cooperation with the ridges. The ridges each have a portion protruding away from the fastening portion and forming a gap between them and the outer shell surface of a portion (which points away from the fastening portion) of a bearing socket (which is supported by the fastening portion) of the hub device. The protruding portions are adapted to support a brake disc. The invention also relates to a brake disc and a vehicle having the device.04-08-2010
20130062928BRAKE ASSEMBLY - A brake assembly adapted to be mounted to the flange of an axle housing. The brake assembly includes a stationary plate having a plurality of threaded holes therein. The brake assembly also includes a mounting sleeve positioned adjacent to the axle housing flange opposite the stationary plate. A plurality of holes are provided through the mounting sleeve and are aligned with the threaded holes in the stationary plate. A bolt is received through each of the holes in the mounting sleeve and the aligned holes in the axle housing flange and the threaded holes in the stationary plate to secure the brake to the axle housing. The mounting sleeve may be provided in two or more separate pieces in order to facilitate installation.03-14-2013
20110291467Wheel hub assembly - A novel, preassembled hub assembly is presented having all the standard components (including the inboard and outboard bearings, spacer, and lubricant seal) preassembled inside the hub at the manufacturing facility. In addition, the manufacturing facility also affixes a pre-positioned spindle nut assembly to the hub assembly. In this embodiment, the preassembled hub assembly (with the pre-positioned spindle nut assembly affixed to the hub) has no separate or loose parts, facilitating shipment and installation of the hub assembly. Installation only requires placement of the novel hub assembly on the spindle and the tightening of the factory installed, pre-positioned retaining nut.12-01-2011
20110291468Spindle nut - A novel spindle nut assembly is presented comprising the following three components: a washer, a locking snap ring, and a nut. Each of these three components function together, and in conjunction with the spindle of a vehicle axle, to affix a wheel hub assembly onto the spindle of an axle. The three components comprising the spindle nut assembly incorporate design features allowing the components to interlock and resist loss of preload compression on the hub assembly.12-01-2011
20080265660Wheel Hub Comprising Axial Recesses Formed Between the Holes for Wheel Nuts - The invention relates to a wheel hub having a central section and a radial section which is radially connected to the central section, a bearing section which axially protrudes from the central section and is used to receive a wheel bearing, and an axially opposing receiving section for receiving a brake disk and a wheel rim. Holes for receiving wheel nuts are formed in the radial section. In order to produce an especially light wheel hub that can withstand all operating loads and provides a brake disk with a secure abutment surface under all operating conditions, the wheel hub has recesses at least between some holes, the recesses fully penetrating the wall of the radial section of the wheel hub.10-30-2008
20090146492Wheel Design - Embodiments of the present invention are directed at least to a plastic wheel, methods of making a plastic wheel and a waste receptacle. The wheel has a wheel body and a hub. The hub has an outer wall, an inner wall and a central bore orientated along an axis that the hub extends along. The outer wall of the hub has been compressed inwardly toward the inner wall, providing greater structural support for the hub.06-11-2009
20080211293Wheel End with Load Sensing Capabilities - A wheel end (A) has a housing (09-04-2008
20080211294WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLY - A wheel hub assembly is fitted to a vehicle axle via a wheel bearing mounted on the axle. The assembly includes a hub mountable on the wheel bearing and rotatable relative to the vehicle axle and fastening members to releasably secure the hub relative to the wheel bearing. The hub can be removed without removing the wheel bearing.09-04-2008
20080258539WHEEL END WITH COUPLER - A highly compact wheel end (A) for an automotive vehicle includes a housing (10-23-2008
20080296963Positioning Structure for a Bicycle Hub and Method for Making the Same - A bicycle hub comprises a hub shell each end of which is formed with a receiving portion. The outer surface of the rub shell is clamped by a positioning machine, and the inner surface of each receiving portion is axially pressed to form at least three positioning structures. The positioning structures are formed by the following steps: A. bicycle hub clamping step; B. bicycle hub press forming step; and C. bicycle hub loading step. By such arrangements, the positioning structures of the bicycle hub can be obtained by the quick press forming without affecting the structure strength.12-04-2008
20100001576WHEEL SYSTEM - A wheel comprising means for providing one or more protrusions in a ground-engaging surface of the wheel. In some embodiments, the wheel comprises a first hub, a tire mounted on the first hub, a second hub rotatable with respect to the first hub, and means for deforming the tire in a generally radial direction in response to relative rotation between the first and second hubs. The invention also provides a wheel cover comprising an outer surface having one or more protrusions and, when the cover is fitted to a wheel, the outer surface of the cover provides the ground-engaging surface of the wheel. The wheel and wheel cover of the invention are particularly suited for use with prams and similar vehicles in order to impart a rocking motion to the pram during use.01-07-2010
20090108667Molded Wheel with Integral Hub - A unitary wheel and hub assembly is provided. In accordance with various embodiments the wheel and hub assembly includes a molded wheel having a hub integrally molded therewith. The wheel and hub assembly additionally includes a hub sub-assembly integrally formed with the hub to form a unitary wheel and hub assembly that can be directly rotatably mounted on a wheel shaft of a vehicle.04-30-2009
20100308643Wheel hub stress reduction system - One embodiment of the present invention is directed to a wheel hub stress reduction system for retaining a wheel on a vehicle using wheel nuts. The system includes a hub moon having a mounting portion defining a plurality of holes, and a plurality of threaded connectors each received by one of the holes. A maximum tensil stress region is produced in the hub when said connector is tensioned by a wheel nut threadably engaged therewith. The maximum tensile stress region lies beyond a hub radius which dissects said one of the holes. Another embodiment of the present invention is directed to a method f reducing stress on a wheel hub retaining a wheel on a vehicle using wheel nuts.12-09-2010
20100301665PRECISION AXLE SPINDLE AND WHEEL END ASSEMBLY FOR HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES - An axle spindle and wheel end assembly includes a precision-formed axle spindle, wheel hub, and axle spindle nut. The axle spindle is formed with parallel inboard and outboard bearing surfaces, a shoulder that is perpendicular to the inboard and outboard bearing surfaces, and threads for a spindle nut that are aligned with the inboard and outboard bearing surfaces. The wheel hub is formed with inboard and outboard bearing surfaces that are in parallel alignment with one another, and bearing axial stop surfaces that are perpendicular to the wheel hub bearing surfaces. The spindle nut is formed with threads on its inner periphery and a flat inboard surface that is perpendicular to the threads. The axle spindle, wheel hub, and spindle nut cooperate to enable an axle spindle nut assembly to consistently provide a light preload on a bearing cone and spacer group of the wheel end assembly.12-02-2010
20090267405LOCKING HUB CAP FOR WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLY - The present disclosure provides a locking hub cap having at least one locking feature that engages at least one locking feature on a vehicle hub assembly to prevent a spin-on nut from being removed while the locking hub cap is in place.10-29-2009
20120267944MACHINING TOOL FOR VEHICLE HUB UNIT AND VEHICLE HUB UNIT - In a machining tool, multiple tooth forming portions for plastically forming spline teeth on an axial end face of a vehicle hub unit, the axial end face facing inward in the vehicle lateral direction, are formed in a circular pattern about the central axis of the machining tool. In the machining tool, a rounded-portion forming portion is formed to form a rounded portion between a tooth flank and a top land of each spline tooth, and the radius of the rounded-portion forming portion gradually changes in the radial direction about the central axis.10-25-2012
20110148182STEERING KNUCKLE WITH PRE-SEALING - A steering knuckle, which is provided for receiving an outer ring of a wheel bearing, and a wheel bearing arrangement with such a steering knuckle. The sealing arrangements of the wheel bearing has a pre-seal, which is designed as a labyrinth seal to provide sealing for an appropriate gap geometry. To this end, the steering knuckle has a collecting channel, which captures liquids and dirt particles and discharges them at the periphery. The hearing seal can be changed by this measure, so that savings are possible with a minimum of sealing action of the conventional sealing arrangement and with greatly reduced friction torque. Overall, the sealing action, which is now achieved by the bearing seal and the pre-seal together, is increased or remains at least at the same level while manufacturing costs are reduced.06-23-2011
20110187179Wheel Bearing Unit - The invention relates to a wheel bearing unit (08-04-2011
20110215637UNIVERSAL WHEEL HUB - A hybrid wheel hub for trucks is configured to accept interchangeably a threaded screw-on hubcap or a bolt-on hubcap. The hybrid wheel hub comprises a barrel with an axial bore for receiving an axle along a longitudinal axis of the axial bore and a radial flange for attaching a wheel, the barrel having an inboard end and an outboard end including an outboard bearing cup for retaining an outboard bearing assembly within an inner surface of the axial bore. An annular perimeter of the outboard end includes a plurality of bolt holes positioned to receive cap bolts to retain a bolt-on hub cap over the outboard end. A threaded track protrudes radially inward towards the longitudinal axis of the axial bore and is internally threaded circumferentially around the longitudinal axis in position longitudinally to receive a screw-on hub cap having external threads.09-08-2011
20100096911Energy Wheel - A wheel hub for capturing energy created by road bumps and converting that into energy to be used in moving a vehicle in it's current direction of motion. Energy return is accomplished by elastic spring means, although the physical principle of operation is not directly obvious. Any road shock imparted upon the wheel will result in a radial displacement of an outer wheel hub and thus a radial force toward the center of the wheel. The radial force will be released as an axial rotation imparted upon a wheel hub assembly, thus increasing the axial speed in the current direction of motion. The principle is similar to that causing the earth to rotate around the sun. The wheel hub assembly will not wobble erratically since there is a dampening component by virtue of a vehicles weight and moment of inertia of a rotating wheel. Additionally, total shock absorbtion, is increased.04-22-2010
20110316325SPINDLE NUT ASSEMBLY - A spindle nut assembly includes inner and outer nuts having corresponding beveled surfaces. The inner nut is tightly threaded onto an end of a spindle and is positioned to achieve a desired endplay setting. The outer nut contacts the inner nut at an oblique angle via the beveled surfaces, which squeezes the inner nut more tightly onto the spindle while still maintaining the desired endplay setting.12-29-2011
20110156475WHEEL HUB HAVING IMPROVED STRESS DISTRIBUTION - A wheel hub includes a barrel, a flange extending radially away from the barrel and a connection member connecting the flange to the barrel. The barrel includes an outboard bearing bore and an inboard bearing bore. The flange at least partially overlaps the inboard bearing bore along a radial direction perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the barrel. The connection member includes an outboard side facing toward the outboard bearing bore and defining outboard ribs and outboard recesses alternately disposed around the circumference of the barrel. Each outboard recess is interposed between the flange and the barrel along the radial direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the barrel.06-30-2011
20120161500PRESS-FIT FACE SEAL FOR USE WITH WHEEL ASSEMBLY - A face seal comprises a first half and a second half. Each half of the face seal comprises an inner sealing ring, the inner sealing ring being generally L-shaped in cross-section, an elastomer ring disposed over the inner sealing ring, and an outer ring disposed over the elastomeric ring, the outer ring being generally Z-shaped in cross-section. The inner sealing ring comprises an axially extending circular cylindrical portion, a radially extending planar ring portion coupled to the cylindrical portion, and a sealing surface defined by the seal side planar wall. The outer ring comprises an axially extending second circular cylindrical portion, a seating flange extending radially outward from a front end of the second cylindrical portion, and a backing flange extending radially inward from the rear end of the second cylindrical portion.06-28-2012
20120074766VEHICLE WHEEL END ASSEMBLIES WITH HUB BEARING SEALS - A vehicle wheel end assembly includes a hub bearing assembly with an inner member having a first side defining a throughbore and a second side defining an inner raceway, a shaft extending through the throughbore of the inner member and configured to receive a torque and to transfer the torque to the inner member such that the inner member rotates with the shaft; and a seal positioned within the throughbore between the shaft and the inner member.03-29-2012
20120256474Wheel Assembly with Reversible Adaptor - An adaptor for a wheel assembly is disclosed. The adaptor has a reversible design for convenient reconfiguration of the wheel assembly without additional hardware. In one general non-limiting embodiment, the adaptor may include an inner ring and an outer ring fixedly connected to the inner ring. The inner and outer rings may be concentric around an axis. The inner and outer rings may be offset from each other. Methods of using the adaptor to change wheel configurations to accommodate different tire sizes are also disclosed.10-11-2012
20120228922HUB FOR A BICYCLE - A hub with a hub body, the hub body having two end units and a tubular center part, and the center part being disposed between, and received at, the end units. At least one end unit includes a tubular inserting portion onto which the center part having a tubular slip-on portion is pushed. The inserting portion and the slip-on portion overlap in an overlapping region.09-13-2012
20080296964LOCKING HUB ASSEMBLY - The present invention is directed to a hub lock assembly for rotatably fixing a hub to a selectively powered rotating member. The hub lock assembly comprises a hub including a barrel having a bore therethrough defining internal splines. The hub lock assembly also comprises a spindle having a distal end defining external splines disposed within the barrel of the hub for rotatably supporting the hub. The spindle is adapted to be connected for rotation with the powered rotating member. The hub lock further comprises an actuator for switching the hub lock assembly between an engaged position where hub is rotatably fixed to the spindle and a disengaged position where the hub is free to rotate relative to the spindle. The actuator comprises a body member defining external splines and having a bore therethrough defining internal splines. The body member is disposed within the hub such that the external splines of the body member engage the internal splines of the hub for fixed rotation of the body member with the hub. The actuator also comprises a drive gear defining external splines and having a passage therethrough defining internal splines, the drive gear slidably disposed within the body member such that the external splines of the drive gear engage the internal splines of the body member for fixed rotation of the drive gear with the body member. The drive gear is movable within the body member relative to the hub and the spindle for moving the internal splines of the drive gear into an out of engagement with the splines on the distal end of the spindle. The actuator further comprises a cap that is adapted to be grasped and manipulated by a user. The cap is operatively connected to the body member for movement between an extended position for sliding the drive gear between the engaged position where the drive gear receives the distal end of the spindle and the internal splines of the drive gear are engaged with the external splines of the spindle for fixed rotation of the drive gar with the spindle, and a retracted position in the disengaged position where the drive is spared from the distal end of the spindle.12-04-2008
20120319460WHEEL CENTERING APPARATUS - An annular centering ring centers a wheel on a hub. The hub has a circular outer surface and an outer end face. The wheel has a central opening defined by a circular wall. The annular centering ring has an annular mounting flange structure that seats upon the circular outer surface and the outer end face of the hub, and a centering skirt structure that is engaged by the circular wall of the wheel when the wheel is installed onto the hub so that the centering skirt structure is flexed and occupies the annular space between the circular outer surface of the hub and the central opening of the wheel to thereby center the wheel upon the hub in readiness for installation of a plurality of lug nuts. The centering skirt structure is captured in a press-fit relationship between the wheel and hub, or can be extruded away during the installation of the wheel onto the hub.12-20-2012
20090102275WHEEL MOUNTING ASSEMBLY - A wheel assembly includes: (a) a hub adapted to be mounted for rotation about an axis and defining a housing for enclosing a gear set, the hub having a generally cylindrical outer surface; (b) a ring surrounding the outer surface of the hub; and (c) a generally cylindrical rim surrounding at least a portion of the hub, the rim adapted to carry a tire and having a radially inwardly extending mounting flange. The mounting flange is fastened to the ring.04-23-2009
20110285196Wheel support apparatus - A wheel support apparatus including a hub wheel which includes a hub shaft and is to mount a wheel thereon, a first side surface spline being formed on an end surface of the hub shaft, and a constant velocity joint which includes an outer ring connected to the hub shaft in a torque-transmitting manner, a second side surface spline meshed with the first side surface spline being formed on an end surface of a side wall portion of the outer ring abutting against the end surface of the hub shaft. Each of the first and second side surface splines includes a number of spline teeth and bottom lands defined between the spline teeth. The tooth tops of the spline teeth of one of the two side splines and the bottom lands of the other side spline are formed into a tapering surface inclined relative to a plane perpendicular to a center axis of the hub shaft. The tapering tooth tops contact the corresponding tapering bottom lands so that the hub shaft and the outer ring can be aligned with each other.11-24-2011

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