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Polygonal hub for fully floating rear drive axle of a vehicle
09/11/14 - 20140252846 - A polygonal hub for fully floating rear drive axle of a vehicle used in the break drum and wheel assembly comprising a hub (4) which rotates on the supporting member (10) of axle drive shaft assembled with inner bearing (5) and outer bearing (7) in the housing therein to enable...

Self-lubricating and cooling metal face seal
07/17/14 - 20140197675 - A self-lubricating and cooling metal face seal includes a rotating seal half and a stationary seal half. The seal halves include complimentary textures configured to move and retain lubricant. The rotating seal half has a texture comprising an alternating series of plows and troughs circumferentially spaced around an inner diameter...

Drum piloting hub
07/17/14 - 20140197676 - A wheel hub includes a hub barrel and a hub mounting portion positioned concentrically around the hub barrel. The hub mounting portion includes a number of flange holes adapted to receive a number of corresponding wheel studs. A number of drum pilots are positioned one each between the hub barrel...

Wheel assemblies
03/20/14 - 20140077586 - A hub assembly includes a retainer housing, a retaining member, a biasing element, and an occlusion. The retainer housing includes a wheel mounting sleeve and a pin sleeve. The wheel mounting sleeve includes an axle bore configured to receive an axle. The pin sleeve has a first end and a...

Wheel hub nut retainer plate
03/06/14 - 20140062173 - A retainer plate for preventing or at least mitigating loosening of an axle nut of a vehicle. The retainer plate comprises a generally flat section of rigid material that couples to an axle nut in a non-rotatable fashion and to a portion of the wheel to maintain the axle nut...

Wheel hub structure of a bicycle
01/23/14 - 20140021774 - A wheel hub structure of a bicycle includes a wheel hub having a first hub body, a second hub body, a shrink ring, and a ratchet base. The shrink ring could be assembled between the first hub body and the second hub body or between the second hub body and...

Hub-bearing assembly for a vehicle wheel
11/14/13 - 20130300187 - A hub-bearing assembly for a vehicle wheel, the assembly being provided with at least one annular metal element having an axial tubular appendage adapted for being fitted into a central bore of a wheel or a bore of a suspension upright of the vehicle, wherein the tubular appendage has a...

Sensor-carrier cap for a bearing of a wheel hub
10/24/13 - 20130278046 - A sensor-carrier cap for a bearing of a wheel hub, the cap being made of plastic material and having a bottom wall arranged transversely to a central axis and providing a seat for accommodating a sensor, a cylindrical mounting wall extending axially from one side of the bottom wall around...

Vehicle wheel hub assembly
10/17/13 - 20130270893 - A vehicle wheel hub assembly comprising an axle element that is rotationally stationary about an axial axis, and a hub shell element rotatable about the axle element, including a first end portion and a second end portion axially spaced from said first end portion. The axle element includes a control...

Wheel hub with air passage for tire inflation system
03/28/13 - 20130076110 - 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...

Brake assembly
03/14/13 - 20130062928 - 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...

Wheel hub, assembly, and method
01/03/13 - 20130002007 - A wheel hub, for use on off-highway vehicles, includes a first flange defining a wheel axis and a second flange spaced apart from the first flange along the wheel axis. The first flange includes a generally annular attachment face generally orthogonal to the wheel axis, while the second flange includes...

Wheel centering apparatus
12/20/12 - 20120319460 - 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...

Machining tool for vehicle hub unit and vehicle hub unit
10/25/12 - 20120267944 - 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...

Wheel assembly with reversible adaptor
10/11/12 - 20120256474 - 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...

Hub for a bicycle
09/13/12 - 20120228922 - 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...

Vehicle wheel disk
08/30/12 - 20120217792 - 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...

Press-fit face seal for use with wheel assembly
06/28/12 - 20120161500 - 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...

Vehicle wheel end assemblies with hub bearing seals
03/29/12 - 20120074766 - 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...

Spindle nut assembly
12/29/11 - 20110316325 - 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...

Wheel hub assembly
12/01/11 - 20110291467 - 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...

Spindle nut
12/01/11 - 20110291468 - 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....

Wheel support apparatus
11/24/11 - 20110285196 - 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...

Universal wheel hub
09/08/11 - 20110215637 - 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,...

Wheel bearing unit
08/04/11 - 20110187179 - The invention relates to a wheel bearing unit (1) for a vehicle wheel, comprising a hub element (2, 3) which has a axially (a) extending cylindrical section (4) to be supported by a bearing arrangement (5) and which has a radially (r) extending flange section (6) for fixing the vehicle...

Wheel hub having improved stress distribution
06/30/11 - 20110156475 - 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...

Steering knuckle with pre-sealing
06/23/11 - 20110148182 - 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....

Wheel hub stress reduction system
12/09/10 - 20100308643 - 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...

Precision axle spindle and wheel end assembly for heavy-duty vehicles
12/02/10 - 20100301665 - 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...

Energy wheel
04/22/10 - 20100096911 - 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...

Hub device for disc brake, brake disc, and vehicle
04/08/10 - 20100084911 - 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....

Wheel system
01/07/10 - 20100001576 - 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...

Wheel design
06/11/09 - 20090146492 - 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...

Molded wheel with integral hub
04/30/09 - 20090108667 - 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...

Wheel mounting assembly
04/23/09 - 20090102275 - 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...