Deep Channel Rim Patents (Class 152/381.3)
  • Patent number: 10773547
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel rim having at least an inboard tire bead seat retaining flange, an inboard tire bead seat, a well and an outboard tire bead seat. A reinforcing tape applied to at least a portion of one of an inner surface and/or an outer surface of the inboard tire bead seat retaining flange, the inboard tire bead seat, the well and the outboard tire bead seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Maxion Wheels U.S.A. LLC
    Inventor: Joseph W. Wolf
  • Patent number: 10647152
    Abstract: A bicycle wheel rim includes a rim having a hollow inner part and an outer part which is integrally formed with the inner part. An opening is defined in radial direction of the outer part. A connection unit is formed in the outer part and includes two seats located at an inner bottom of the opening, and two sidewalls extending from the two seats. Two engaging portions are respectively formed on the two seats and located apart from each other. Each sidewall has an outside, an inside and a top face which is connected between the outside and the inside. The inside is a flat inside without any lip or flange. The sidewalls have better strength and protect the sidewalls of the tire from being deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Cheng Shin Rubber Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsai Jen Lo
  • Patent number: 10500895
    Abstract: A wheel includes a rim and a wheel center with several spokes with at least one butt strap. The at least one butt strap protrudes from a radially outer end of the spokes. The rim includes at least one opening arranged corresponding to the at least one butt strap. The at least one butt strap extends across the related opening in the rim and is attached to the outside of the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Christoph Renner, Karl Wagner, Georg Ruzicka
  • Patent number: 10052911
    Abstract: A bicycle rim has rim a pair of rim flanges that defines a tire channel. A rim strip extends across the tire channel. The rim strip includes a pair of flange bumpers configured to cover the rim flanges. The flange bumpers each define a flange channel in which one of the rim flanges is received. A pair of safety humps define corresponding tire seating sections where a tire is seated when inflated. The rim strip further includes a drop seal that seals with the beads of the tire to facilitate seating of the tire during inflation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ENVE Composites, LLC
    Inventor: Brett Satterthwaite
  • Patent number: 9962991
    Abstract: A force-distributing apparatus for a bicycle wheel spoke includes a force-distributing body having a free-end first surface and a second surface disposed at an opposite side of the first surface. The force-distributing body has a spoke-receiving opening that extends through the first surface, wherein the spoke-receiving opening is formed eccentrically in the force-distributing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Shimano, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuki Koshiyama, Hiroshi Fujita
  • Patent number: 9761150
    Abstract: A hairdressing training headform has features simulating a face and neck of a human. A flexible scalp with hair has a peripheral lip. A vertex is configured to simulate an upper portion of a human skull and has a periphery with which the peripheral lip of the scalp engages when the flexible scalp is placed over the vertex. A releasable locking means remote from the vertex periphery biases the vertex toward the headform such that the peripheral lip of the scalp is sandwiched between the vertex periphery and the headform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Pivot Point International, Inc.
    Inventor: Kam Chiu Pang
  • Patent number: 9579933
    Abstract: A tire intended to be mounted on a drop-center rim with a flange height G and a radius of curvature R1 has first and second beads each having an annular reinforcing structure having a radially innermost point, the radial distance between the radially innermost point and the mounting rim being A, and a carcass reinforcement anchored in the two beads by being turned back around the annular reinforcing structure forming, within each bead, a main strand and a turned-back strand, in which the thicknesses EB1 of the first bead and EB2 of the second bead are the distance separating (i) the point on the main strand that is at a distance R from the radially innermost point, where R=G+(R1)/2?A, and (ii) the point on the exterior surface of the bead that is at the distance R from the radially innermost point, and in which |EB1?EB2|?1 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventors: Pascal Pirotte, Christophe Egerszegi
  • Patent number: 9421833
    Abstract: A reinforced valve stem has two perpendicular tubes, a first tube generally inwardly of a rim and a second tube outwardly and perpendicular to a rim of a wheel. The first tube receives a valve stem and has a threaded inlet for connection to an air source. The second tube threadily connects to the first tube opposite the valve and has an internal smooth passage for providing air into a tire mounted upon a rim. The second tube has a threaded outlet that receives an umbrella nut. The second tube also has an exterior wedge and a truncated conical heel spaced slight above the wedge. The conical heel merges into a shoulder that rotates through the merge of the two tubes to a neck just before the inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventor: Stephen C. Nemish
  • Patent number: 7410222
    Abstract: A tire-wheel assembly having a wheel with a rim and a pneumatic tire mounted on the rim, the pneumatic tire having a cavity inside for charging air. The pneumatic tire has a cavity's resonant frequency Fc arising from the cavity, and the wheel has a plurality of natural frequencies. The difference between the cavity's resonant frequency Fc of the pneumatic tire and the natural frequency Fw of the wheel closest to the cavity's resonant frequency is 10 Hz or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Ikeda, Katsuyoshi Sekine
  • Patent number: 6729373
    Abstract: A tire noise reducing system comprises a wheel rim, a pneumatic tire to be mounted on the wheel rim and a noise damper to be disposed in an annular tire cavity enclosed by the wheel rim and the pneumatic tire mounted thereon, wherein the noise damper is made of a multi-cellular material whose volume S2 is in a range of not less than 0.4% of the volume S1 of said annular tire cavity. Preferably, the specific gravity of the damper is set in a range of from 0.005 to 0.06.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Yukawa, Tokuzo Nakajima, Masami Nishikawa, Chieko Aoki, Hideaki Sugihara
  • Publication number: 20030136490
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound, system, and method for retrofitting and converting standard bicycle rims and tires having tubes to be tubeless. Standard tube tires are retrofitted by installing either rim tape or a rim strip with integral valve stem around the inner channel of the rim, mounting the first bead of the tire, injecting a liquid sealing compound into the tire cavity, finishing mounting the tire, inflating, and installing the tire on a bicycle. The sealing compound may additionally contain propylene glycol or an aggregate material to encourage the sealing of the tires as punctures occur when the tire system is placed into use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Inventor: Stanley Koziatek
  • Patent number: 6474385
    Abstract: A welded vehicle wheel having a sectional rim which is connected to a nave or wheel disk in the area of the drop center by means of a weld seam, and which has standardized sections, in particular rim flange and bead seat area in terms of their axial and/or radial extent, transition radii and angles, and nonstandardized sections, in particular drop center area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Michelin Kronprinz Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Meinhard Bönning, Ralf Duning, Jorn Hansen, Dieter Schichall
  • Patent number: 6318428
    Abstract: A wheel includes a rim having two sidewalls and a groove is defined between the two sidewalls. A plurality of apertures and a valve receiving aperture are respectively defined through the rim. A seal member is located in the groove and has a hole defined therethrough. The hole is located in alignment with the valve receiving aperture. Two sides of the seal member are located on tops of the two sidewalls of the rim so that when a tire is engaged with the groove, the two sides of the seal member on the tops of the two sidewalls are respectively compressed by the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Inventor: Tsai Jen Lo