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US2014058A
US2014058A US723377A US72337734A US2014058A US 2014058 A US2014058 A US 2014058A US 723377 A US723377 A US 723377A US 72337734 A US72337734 A US 72337734A US 2014058 A US2014058 A US 2014058A
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60BVEHICLE WHEELS; CASTORS; AXLES FOR WHEELS OR CASTORS; INCREASING WHEEL ADHESION
    • B60B7/00Wheel 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
    • B60B7/20Wheel 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 having an element mounted for rotation independently of wheel rotation

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' Sept. 10, 1935. H. TQNAI 2,014,058

HUB CAP Filed May 1, 1934 ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 10, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.

This invention relates to hub caps and its general object is to provide a hub cap primarily designed for the wheels of motor vehicles, that includes a name plate which is mounted so as to not rotate with the wheel and therefore remains substantially stationary, with the result it not only adds materially to the ornamentality of the wheel, but thename on the plate can be distinguished while the vehicle is in motion.

Another object of the.invcntion is to provide a hub cap of the character set forth, that is simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture, and efficient in use and service.

This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and specifically pointed out in the appended claims.

In describing my invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawing wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which:

Figure 1 is a front view of the hub cap which forms the subject matter of the present invention.

Figure 2 is a sectional view taken approximately on line 2-2 of Figure 1, looking in the direction of the arrows.

Figure 3 is an enlarged vertical sectional view taken through the name plate mounting.

Referring to the drawing in detail, the letter A indicates the usual hub casing now generally employed with wire wheels of motor vehicles and which as shown is provided with an opening to receive my hub cap, the latter including a body I having formed thereon a spring flange 2, to be received in the opening for clamping the hub cap to the casing as best shown in Figure 2 of the drawing.

The body of the hub cap has formed in the face thereof a concavity, the inner wall of which is indicated by the reference numeral 3 and the concavity is closed by the name plate 4 that is outwardly curved to follow the curvature of the body,

in the form as shown.

Extending inwardly from the name plate 4 is a shaft 5 that is formed on or otherwise secured to the name plate and is passed through a bore centrally arranged through a hub 6, the latter having recesses in its opposite ends and extends through and is fixed to the inner wall 3 of the concavity in the hub cap as clearly shown in Figure 3.

The recesses are stepped to provide shoulders and the middle shoulder of each recess is rounded to form one of the portions of ball races that receive balls 1 which are held therein through the instrumentality of cones indicated respectively by the reference numerals 8 and 9, and'the cones 6 have the other portions of the ball races formed thereon, as shown, with the result the recesses which may be termed bearing cups, together with the balls and cones provide bearings for the shaft 5, the latter having a threaded portion ID to 10 threadedly receive the cone 9 so that the bearings can be adjusted as will be apparent and held in adjusted position through the instrumentality of a lock nut II. The outer face of the cone 8 is rounded as shown and engages the inner face iii of the name plate, while the outer face of the cone 9 is fiat to receive the lock nut ll.

Formed on or otherwise fixed to the name plate is a weight l2 to normally hold the name plate substantially stationary or against rotation, when 20 the wheel carrying my hub cap is rotated.

From the above description and disclosure of the drawing, it will be obvious that I have provided a name plate that is held substantially stationary, so that the name thereon can be dis- 25 tinguished when the vehicle is in motion.

Itis thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of my invention will be readily apparent.

I desire it to be understood that I may make 30 changes in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claims.

What I claim is: 35

1. A vehicle wheel hub cap of the spring detachable type comprising a body having a concavity in the face thereof to provide an inner wall, a hub secured to the inner wall, a name plate closing the concavity, a shaft secured to the name 40 plate and mounted for rotation in the hub, and means to normally hold the name plate substantially stationary when the wheel is in motion.

2. A vehicle wheel hub cap of the spring detachable type comprising a body having a con- 45 cavity in the face thereof to provide an inner wall,

a hub secured to the inner wall, a. name plate closing the outer end of the concavity, a shaft secured to and extending centrally from the name plate, said shaft being mounted for rotation in 50 the hub, bearings for the shaft, and a weight secured to the name plate to hold the same substantially stationary while the wheel is in motion.

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Cited By (19)

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US2569212A (en) * 1947-07-16 1951-09-25 Nick J Zagotti Identification hub cap
US2860436A (en) * 1955-12-14 1958-11-18 Massillon Cleveland Akron Sign Co Tire center sign construction
US2869262A (en) * 1957-06-03 1959-01-20 Charles D Lucas Wheel-supported advertizing signs
US3021178A (en) * 1960-04-05 1962-02-13 Stuart R Thornton Locking device for vehicle hub caps
EP0172792A2 (en) * 1984-07-06 1986-02-26 Edoardo Bergamaschi A hub cap for a motor vehicle wheel
DE8712675U1 (en) * 1987-09-19 1987-12-17 Breil, Hans-Gerd, 4235 Schermbeck, De
DE3918558A1 (en) * 1988-06-07 1989-12-14 Runfix Kk Wheel cap
US5490342A (en) * 1994-07-13 1996-02-13 Rutterman; Michael J. Non-rotating wheel cover
US5659989A (en) * 1994-07-13 1997-08-26 Hsiao; Leslie Wheel cover
US5957542A (en) * 1997-05-30 1999-09-28 Boothe; Ralph T. Theft-proof non-rotating wheel cover with replaceable ornament
US6536848B1 (en) 2002-03-22 2003-03-25 International Adcaps, Inc. Non-rotating display wheel cover
US20040053546A1 (en) * 2002-08-13 2004-03-18 Yoshimoto Matsuda Small watercraft
US20050035651A1 (en) * 2003-08-15 2005-02-17 Leslie Hsiao Non-rotating display wheel cover
US20050062336A1 (en) * 2003-09-18 2005-03-24 Leslie Hsiao Non-rotating display wheel cover
US20050144823A1 (en) * 2001-09-10 2005-07-07 Sam Stathis Display attachment for sulky or other vehicle
US20050168051A1 (en) * 2004-02-02 2005-08-04 Kuan Hsings Enterprise Corp. Rotating hubcap
US20160001594A1 (en) * 2014-07-03 2016-01-07 Dean Gregory Golub Afford-A-Aeros
US9327340B1 (en) 2013-09-16 2016-05-03 Harry Bazerkanian Method and apparatus for constructing a floating wheel cap
DE102016210561A1 (en) 2016-06-14 2017-12-14 Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft Vehicle wheel with a cover plate element which can be rotated relative to the wheel

Cited By (21)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2569212A (en) * 1947-07-16 1951-09-25 Nick J Zagotti Identification hub cap
US2860436A (en) * 1955-12-14 1958-11-18 Massillon Cleveland Akron Sign Co Tire center sign construction
US2869262A (en) * 1957-06-03 1959-01-20 Charles D Lucas Wheel-supported advertizing signs
US3021178A (en) * 1960-04-05 1962-02-13 Stuart R Thornton Locking device for vehicle hub caps
EP0172792A2 (en) * 1984-07-06 1986-02-26 Edoardo Bergamaschi A hub cap for a motor vehicle wheel
EP0172792A3 (en) * 1984-07-06 1987-01-14 Edoardo Bergamaschi A hub cap for a motor vehicle wheel
DE8712675U1 (en) * 1987-09-19 1987-12-17 Breil, Hans-Gerd, 4235 Schermbeck, De
DE3918558A1 (en) * 1988-06-07 1989-12-14 Runfix Kk Wheel cap
US5490342A (en) * 1994-07-13 1996-02-13 Rutterman; Michael J. Non-rotating wheel cover
US5659989A (en) * 1994-07-13 1997-08-26 Hsiao; Leslie Wheel cover
US5957542A (en) * 1997-05-30 1999-09-28 Boothe; Ralph T. Theft-proof non-rotating wheel cover with replaceable ornament
US20050144823A1 (en) * 2001-09-10 2005-07-07 Sam Stathis Display attachment for sulky or other vehicle
US6536848B1 (en) 2002-03-22 2003-03-25 International Adcaps, Inc. Non-rotating display wheel cover
EP1346851A2 (en) 2002-03-22 2003-09-24 Hsiao, Leslie C. Non-rotating display wheel cover
US20040053546A1 (en) * 2002-08-13 2004-03-18 Yoshimoto Matsuda Small watercraft
US20050035651A1 (en) * 2003-08-15 2005-02-17 Leslie Hsiao Non-rotating display wheel cover
US20050062336A1 (en) * 2003-09-18 2005-03-24 Leslie Hsiao Non-rotating display wheel cover
US20050168051A1 (en) * 2004-02-02 2005-08-04 Kuan Hsings Enterprise Corp. Rotating hubcap
US9327340B1 (en) 2013-09-16 2016-05-03 Harry Bazerkanian Method and apparatus for constructing a floating wheel cap
US20160001594A1 (en) * 2014-07-03 2016-01-07 Dean Gregory Golub Afford-A-Aeros
DE102016210561A1 (en) 2016-06-14 2017-12-14 Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft Vehicle wheel with a cover plate element which can be rotated relative to the wheel

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