Patents Assigned to Metco, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11085493
    Abstract: A seal case for a bearing seal includes (a) an inner case encircling a rotation axis of the bearing seal, (b) an outer case encircling the rotation axis and including a ring-shaped frame and a rubber gasket over-molded on the frame, and (c) a plastic wafer clamped between the inner case and the outer case, and secured at least by the rubber gasket. A method for manufacturing a bearing seal includes over-molding a rubber gasket onto a ring-shaped frame to form an outer case, placing a plastic wafer between the rubber gasket and an inner case, and securing the inner case to the outer case to form a seal case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Consolidated Metco, Inc.
    Inventor: Xin Yu
  • Patent number: 10919337
    Abstract: A wheel cover assembly has a mounting ring, an outer wheel cover, and an inner wheel locking structure. The mounting ring attaches to a vehicle wheel hub via latch mechanisms that latch over an axle flange of the wheel hub. The outer wheel cover has axially-inwardly-extending latches that secure the outer wheel cover to the mounting ring. The inner wheel locking structure includes axially-inwardly-extending latches that pass through openings in the outer wheel cover, securing the outer wheel cover to the mounting ring. The inner locking structure includes latches that pass through openings in the outer wheel cover. This inner locking structure includes locking pins that extend into the locking ring to lock the wheel cover latches to the mounting ring. A pair of inner locking faces on the inner locking structure lock the mounting ring latches to the wheel hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Consolidated Metco, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Wren
  • Patent number: 10724592
    Abstract: A gasket is provided comprising a composite insulating component and a bonding resin. The insulating component is a ceramic abrasive and the bonding resin is a phenolic thermoset resin. The composite insulating component is selected from the group of alumina, zirconia, or silicon carbide. The gasket further comprises a reinforcing fiber selected from the group of glass, ceramic, aramid, or PAN fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Consolidated Metco, Inc.
    Inventor: Sven Torstveit
  • Patent number: 10703132
    Abstract: A wheel cover assembly has a mounting ring, an outer wheel cover, and an inner wheel locking structure. The mounting ring attaches to a vehicle wheel hub via latch mechanisms that latch over an axle flange of the wheel hub. The outer wheel cover has axially-inwardly-extending latches that secure the outer wheel cover to the mounting ring. The inner wheel locking structure includes axially-inwardly-extending latches that pass through openings in the outer wheel cover, securing the outer wheel cover to the mounting ring. The inner locking structure includes latches that pass through openings in the outer wheel cover. This inner locking structure includes locking pins that extend into the locking ring to lock the wheel cover latches to the mounting ring. A pair of inner locking faces on the inner locking structure lock the mounting ring latches to the wheel hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Consolidated Metco, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Wren
  • Patent number: 10688825
    Abstract: A wheel retention system is provided for retaining a wheel on a vehicle. The system includes a plurality of connector receiving openings in a wheel hub flange, with each wheel hub flange including a raised bolt stop at each bolt receiving opening. A plurality of threaded connectors or bolts is provided, with each bolt received in one of the bolt receiving openings. Each bolt has a head with a flattened or clipped surface that meshes with the raised bolt stop in each bolt receiving opening on the wheel hub flange. These raised bolt stops positively prevent the bolts from rotating in the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Consolidated Metco, Inc.
    Inventors: Pavan Kumar Dunna, Kaustubh Pradeep Deshmukh
  • Patent number: 10527115
    Abstract: An assembly for an induction sensing tone ring is provided. A brake rotor includes a circular pocket. A tone ring is received in the circular pocket of the brake rotor. The brake rotor has a plurality of locating tabs, with each locating tab having a slope surface. The tone ring has a plurality of retaining tabs, with each retaining tab being received between two locating tabs of the brake rotor. A retaining ring is fitted in each locating tab slope surface of the brake rotor to press fit against the retaining tabs of the tone ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: CONSOLIDATED METCO, INC.
    Inventors: William Joseph Edwards, Andrew James Stratton, Sven Arthur Torstveit
  • Patent number: 10495162
    Abstract: An assembly to secure a disc brake rotor to a wheel hub utilizing spring pins and a retaining ring is provided. A partial keyway is formed in the rotor, and a partial keyway is formed in the wheel hub. The rotor is fitted over an inwardly extending section of the hub, with the partial keyways in the rotor and in the wheel hub being aligned to form complete keyways. The spring pins are then press fit into the completed keyways. Finally, a retaining ring is installed into a slot formed in the inwardly extending section of the wheel hub to complete the assembly of the disc brake rotor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Consolidated Metco, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Wiley Richard Burris, Pavan Kumar Dunna, Nazar Ventaminovich Demenko, Darren Kirk Johnson, Jonathan David Harrington, Keith Darran Mann, William Joseph Edwards
  • Patent number: 10493797
    Abstract: A hybrid wheel for vehicles that includes a unitary lug structure, with a mount face and a dish section of the lug structure extending therefrom. The lug structure is usually a cast aluminum alloy. A wheel structure including a high strength polymer encapsulates a portion of the lug structure dish section. Rim ring(s) are included in the wheel structure and are preferably made of a fiber reinforced high strength polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Consolidated Metco, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Davis, Naren Ambati, Walter Koc, Richard J. Kilshaw, Matthew J. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10295005
    Abstract: A disc brake assembly is provided that includes a camshaft extending from a slack adjuster. A disc brake rotor and a brake caliper bridge having an outer plate and an inner plate are provided. A brake caliper carrier is provided with an outer brake pad contained by the brake caliper carrier and an inner brake pad contained by the brake caliper carrier. A cam carrier having two openings is provided along with a pusher plate having a first surface in contact with the cam and a second surface in contact with the inner brake pad. A first and a second slide pin each extend through an opening in the cam carrier and an opening in the pusher plate and an opening in the inner plate of the brake caliper bridge and into the brake caliper carrier. A cam is mounted onto the camshaft such that rotation of the camshaft will rotate the cam, and the brake caliper bridge inner plate having a surface in contact with the cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CONSOLIDATED METCO, INC.
    Inventors: Spencer Aaron Lazaroff, Andrew James Stratton
  • Patent number: 10293875
    Abstract: A lifting mechanism for a vehicle axle is provided wherein a vehicle includes a vehicle frame having a first rail component and a second rail component. A first mounting bracket is attached to the first rail component of the vehicle frame. A lifting component is attached to the first mounting bracket. A lateral load component has a first end attached to the lifting component and a second end attached to the second rail component of the vehicle frame. A bracket attaches the lateral load component to the vehicle axle such that upon extension of the lifting component, the vehicle axle is lifted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CONSOLIDATED METCO, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy James Roberson, Ryan Dillon, William Pileggi
  • Patent number: 9975375
    Abstract: A commercial vehicle wheel cover is provided. The assembly includes two handles and two interlocking cam latch mechanisms. The wheel cover assembly is attached to the wheel hub via two cam latch mechanisms which lock into a collar assembly. The collar assembly includes of two collar halves and a latch that, when installed, applies a compressive force on the axle hub flange holding the assembly to the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Consolidated Metco, Inc.
    Inventors: Graham Wildey, Mike Miga
  • Patent number: 9964164
    Abstract: An assembly for an induction sensing tone ring is provided. A brake rotor includes a circular pocket. A tone ring is received in the circular pocket of the brake rotor. The brake rotor has a plurality of locating tabs, with each locating tab having a slope surface. The tone ring has a plurality of retaining tabs, with each retaining tab being received between two locating tabs of the brake rotor. A retaining ring is fitted in each locating tab slope surface of the brake rotor to press fit against the retaining tabs of the tone ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Consolidated Metco, Inc.
    Inventors: William Joseph Edwards, Andrew James Stratton, Sven Arthur Torstveit
  • Patent number: 9759281
    Abstract: An attachment method an assembly for an induction sensing tone ring is provided comprising a rotating part, the rotating part having a circular pocket. A spring is provided that is received in the rotating part circular pocket. A tone ring is received in the tone ring circular pocket on top of the spring. The rotating part has a plurality of retaining ledges, with each retaining ledge extending radially inward into the rotating part circular pocket from a wall of the rotating part forming the pocket. Each retaining ledge forms a retaining groove. The tone ring has a plurality of locating tab assemblies, each locating tab assembly being received in one of the retaining grooves of the brake rotor circular pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Consolidated Metco, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew James Stratton, Conor Liam Crowley
  • Patent number: 9421819
    Abstract: A heavy duty vehicle hubcap assembly is provided. The hubcap assembly includes a main section with flanges and flange holes for mounting to a wheel hub. The main section of the hubcap assembly also includes an opening to receive a plug assembly. The plug assembly is comprised of a main section, usually comprised of rubber, and a baffle section, usually comprised of a plastic material. The main section includes a restrictive opening to allow equalization of air pressure between the inside seal portion of the hub cap assembly and the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Consolidated Metco, Inc.
    Inventors: Xin Yu, Mark Robert Brasch
  • Patent number: 9321304
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wheel cover for use to cover the wheel of a tractor or trailer. The wheel cover includes an inner support section and an outer main section. The outer main section includes a wheel cover surface and an outer edge. Further, the wheel cover includes a ratchet assembly comprising a spring, a support block, an operating holder and an extension. When installed on a truck wheel, the ratchet extension engages an outer radial edge of the inner support section that is installed on a wheel hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Consolidated Metco, Inc.
    Inventors: Graham Wildey, Michael Miga
  • Patent number: 9302536
    Abstract: A commercial vehicle wheel cover including a frame having a locking door, at least two hinge points, at least two spring attachments, and at least two retaining features. The frame has a front side and a back side, with the at least two hinge points arranged integrally and circumferentially on the back side of the frame. The at least two spring attachments are rotatably connected to the at least two hinge points. The at least two retaining features are located adjacent to said at least two hinge points in the radial direction, and the at least two spring attachments are secured in the at least two retaining features. One of the at least two hinge points is located on the locking door. The locking door is used to install the final spring attachment on the drop center or hub of a wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Consolidated Metco, Inc.
    Inventors: Graham Wildey, Michael Miga
  • Patent number: 9221330
    Abstract: A motor vehicle recirculation baffle including a seal and a plurality of substrates connected to the seal. The seal having an upper portion and two side portions, the two side portions connected to the upper portion by flexible corners. The flexible corners allow the side portions to move independently of each other and independently of the upper portion of the seal. The seal and flexible corners can be molded in die draw. The flexible corners provide a cost savings in the manufacturing of the recirculation baffle, because after the seal is molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Consolidated Metco, Inc.
    Inventors: David Tucker, Graham Wildey, Michael Flynn
  • Publication number: 20140346844
    Abstract: A commercial vehicle wheel cover including a frame having a locking door, at least two hinge points, at least two spring attachments, and at least two retaining features. The frame has a front side and a back side, with the at least two hinge points arranged integrally and circumferentially on the back side of the frame. The at least two spring attachments are rotatably connected to the at least two hinge points. The at least two retaining features are located adjacent to said at least two hinge points in the radial direction, and the at least two spring attachments are secured in the at least two retaining features. One of the at least two hinge points is located on the locking door. The locking door is used to install the final spring attachment on the drop center or hub of a wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Consolidated Metco, Inc.
    Inventors: GRAHAM WILDEY, Michael Miga
  • Patent number: 8696310
    Abstract: A turbocharger compressor housing apparatus comprises a compressor housing and diffuser. These components are configured to provide an interference fit when assembled. An annular projection extends outwardly from one of such components toward the other of the components and engages the other of the components to form an annular joint. One of the compressor housing and diffuser comprises a recess positioned to collect debris generated during the interference fit to prevent the debris from reaching the annular joint. A second recess can be provided at the opposite side of the projection to accommodate deformation of the projection during assembly of the diffuser and compressor housing. The recesses can be annular and can, along with the projection, be included in the diffuser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Consolidated Metco, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Gabriel Dillon, James Jacob deGlee, Robert C. Edstrom
  • Patent number: 8292373
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Consolidted Metco, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Rieger, Terry Lofthus, Mark R. Brasch