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1. WO2000043147 - VEHICLE WHEEL COVER RETENTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Publication Number WO/2000/043147
Publication Date 27.07.2000
International Application No. PCT/US1999/031115
International Filing Date 29.12.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 17.07.2000
IPC
B21D 39/02 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
DWORKING OR PROCESSING OF SHEET METAL OR METAL TUBES, RODS OR PROFILES WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
39Application of procedures in order to connect objects or parts, e.g. coating with sheet metal otherwise than by plating; Tube expanders
02of sheet metal by folding, e.g. connecting edges of a sheet to form a cylinder
B21D 53/32 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
DWORKING OR PROCESSING OF SHEET METAL OR METAL TUBES, RODS OR PROFILES WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
53Making other particular articles
26wheels or the like
32wheel covers
B60B 7/02 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
BVEHICLE WHEELS; CASTORS; AXLES FOR WHEELS OR CASTORS; INCREASING WHEEL ADHESION
7Wheel cover discs, rings, or the like, for ornamenting, protecting, or obscuring, wholly or in part, the wheel body, rim, hub, or tyre sidewall
02made essentially in one part
B60B 7/06 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
BVEHICLE WHEELS; CASTORS; AXLES FOR WHEELS OR CASTORS; INCREASING WHEEL ADHESION
7Wheel cover discs, rings, or the like, for ornamenting, protecting, or obscuring, wholly or in part, the wheel body, rim, hub, or tyre sidewall
06Fastening arrangements therefor
CPC
B21D 39/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
DWORKING OR PROCESSING OF SHEET METAL OR METAL TUBES, RODS OR PROFILES WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
39Application of procedures in order to connect objects or parts, e.g. coating with sheet metal otherwise than by plating
02of sheet metal by folding, e.g. connecting edges of a sheet to form a cylinder
B21D 53/32
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
DWORKING OR PROCESSING OF SHEET METAL OR METAL TUBES, RODS OR PROFILES WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
53Making other particular articles
26wheels or the like
32wheel covers
B60B 31/06
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
BVEHICLE WHEELS
31Apparatus or tools for assembling or disassembling wheels
06for removing or attaching cover discs, hub caps, or the like
B60B 7/0013
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
BVEHICLE WHEELS
7Wheel cover discs, rings, or the like, for ornamenting, protecting ; , venting,; or obscuring, wholly or in part, the wheel body, rim, hub, or tyre sidewall ; , e.g. wheel cover discs, wheel cover discs with cooling fins
0013Hub caps
B60B 7/004
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
BVEHICLE WHEELS
7Wheel cover discs, rings, or the like, for ornamenting, protecting ; , venting,; or obscuring, wholly or in part, the wheel body, rim, hub, or tyre sidewall ; , e.g. wheel cover discs, wheel cover discs with cooling fins
0026characterised by the surface
0033the dominant aspect being the surface appearance
004the surface being painted
B60B 7/0046
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
BVEHICLE WHEELS
7Wheel cover discs, rings, or the like, for ornamenting, protecting ; , venting,; or obscuring, wholly or in part, the wheel body, rim, hub, or tyre sidewall ; , e.g. wheel cover discs, wheel cover discs with cooling fins
0026characterised by the surface
0033the dominant aspect being the surface appearance
0046the surface being plated or coated
Applicants
  • HAYES LEMMERZ INTERNATIONAL, INC. [US/US]; 15300 Centennial Drive Northville, MI 48167, US (AllExceptUS)
  • CARFORA, Radmila [BA/US]; US (UsOnly)
  • DIMOVSKI, Zvonko [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • CARFORA, Radmila; US
  • DIMOVSKI, Zvonko; US
Agents
  • PAVELKO, Douglas, V.; MacMillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC 4th floor One Maritime Plaza 720 Water Street Toledo, OH 43604, US
Priority Data
60/114,56431.12.1998US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) VEHICLE WHEEL COVER RETENTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME
(FR) FIXATION D'UN ENJOLIVEUR DE ROUE ET PROCEDE ASSOCIE
Abstract
(EN)
An improved vehicle wheel cover retention system and method for producing the same includes a wheel cover (16) secured to a vehicle wheel. The method for producing the vehicle wheel (10) includes the steps of: (a) providing a vehicle wheel including a disc (14) defining an outboard facing wheel surface and including an outboard tire bead seat retaining flange (20), the outboard bead seat retaining flange including an outer peripheral end having an annular groove (64) formed therein; (b) providing a wheel cover defining an inner cover surface and an outer cover surface, the wheel cover including an outer end (70); (c) applying a sealant (82) to one of the outboard facing wheel surface and the inner cover surface; (d) supporting the wheel and the cover in coaxial relationship relative to one another; (e) selectively moving the wheel and the cover toward one another to enable the sealant to initially secure the wheel and the cover together; (f) providing a metal deforming tool (100) having a tool end, the tool end having a leading end (102A) and a trailing end (102B), the leading end defining a first tool profile and the trailing end defining a second tool profile which is different from the first tool profile; and (g) selectively operating the metal deforming tool to cause the leading end of the tool to initially engage and deform the outer end of the wheel cover followed by the trailing end of the tool engaging the deforming the outer end of the wheel cover into the groove in a permanent mechanical lock connection therewith whereby the wheel cover covers at least a portion of the outboard facing wheel surface and the entire portion of the outer peripheral end of the outboard bead seat retaining flange (34).
(FR)
L'invention porte sur un système amélioré de fixation d'un enjoliveur de roue et sur un procédé de fabrication donnant une roue (10) munie de son enjoliveur (16). Ledit procédé comprend les étapes suivantes: (a) fourniture d'une roue comportant un disque (14) en constituant la surface extérieure, et dont l'extrémité périphérique extérieure, qui constitue le flasque (20) de retenue du talon du pneu, comporte une rainure (64) annulaire; (b) fourniture d'un enjoliveur présentant une surface intérieure, une surface extérieure et une extrémité (70) extérieure; (c) application de colle (82) sur la surface extérieure de la roue et la surface intérieure de l'enjoliveur; (d) positionnement de la roue et de l'enjoliveur en en relation coaxiale; (e) rapprochement contrôlé de la roue et de l'enjoliveur assurant une fixation initiale; (f) fourniture d'un outil (100) de déformage dont la tête comporte une extrémité d'attaque (102A) et une extrémité de fuite (102B) présentant chacune un profil différent; et (g) déformation contrôlée 1) par le bord d'attaque de l'outil, de l'extrémité extérieure de l'enjoliveur et 2) par le bord de fuite de l'outil, de l'extrémité extérieure de l'enjoliveur ainsi déformée pour la faire pénétrer dans la susdite rainure de manière à former une liaison mécanique permanente entre l'enjoliveur, au moins une partie de la surface extérieure de la roue et la totalité de l'extrémité périphérique extérieure du flasque (34) de retenue du talon.
Also published as
DE19983866
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