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Ian T Burt, Nikolaos P Papanikolopoulos: Adjustable diameter wheel assembly, and methods and vehicles using same. Regents of the University of Minnesota, Mueting Raasch & Gebhardt P A, March 1, 2005: US06860346 (58 worldwide citation)

A powered wheel assembly, and method and ground-engaging vehicle (e.g., a robotic vehicle) using the same, are provided. The vehicle incorporates at least one of the wheel assemblies on its chassis body. In addition to its ability to propel the vehicle across a surface, the wheel assembly is reconfi ...


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John F Sovis, Michael F Wright: Wheel construction for vacuum cleaner. Royal Appliance Mfg Co, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, June 29, 1993: US05222786 (58 worldwide citation)

A wheel assembly for a vacuum cleaner includes an axle, a collar, and a wheel. The axle is cylindrical and has inward and outward ends. The inward end is attached to a housing of an associated vacuum cleaner and the outward end has locking projections extending radially outwardly from an axial cente ...


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Patrick J Coyne, Paul E Brokaw: Wheel assembly. Master Manufacturing Co, Calfee Halter & Griswold, August 11, 1992: US05136751 (56 worldwide citation)

A wheel assembly designed to be adhesively attached to an article. The assembly includes a mounting plate having an upper surface with an adhesive layer and a peel-away protective cover. The cover is designed to be removed to reveal the underlying adhesive layer. The mounting plate further includes ...


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Benoit Dehasse: Deformable nonpneumatic tire with recesses extending crosswise over the entire axial width of the tire. Compagnie Generale des Establissments Michelin, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, August 27, 1991: US05042544 (56 worldwide citation)

A deformable nonpneumatic tire includes a radially inner, substantially annular, base which may be connected to a rigid element such as a wheel, a radially outer, substantially annular, cap to which a tread having a pattern may be mounted, and a substantially annular deformable structure connected b ...


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Blumrich Josef F: Omnidirectional wheel. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the, L D Wofford Jr et al, February 5, 1974: US3789947 (56 worldwide citation)

The apparatus of the invention consists of a wheel having a hub with radially disposed spokes which are provided with a plurality of circumferential rim segments. These rim segments carry, between the spokes, rim elements which are rigid relative to their outer support surfaces, and defined in their ...


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Maturo Jr Thomas F, Prisinzano Frank: Beach cart. July 18, 1972: US3677571 (56 worldwide citation)

A collapsible tubular frame attaches a carrying bag for storing articles therein. A roller is connected to the frame to allow transport of the cart through sand. The roller is constructed of annular end plates with a cylindrical mesh screen attached to the end plates. The frame includes extending ar ...


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Asberg Sture Lennart: Rolling bearing. SKF, June 8, 1971: US3583511 (54 worldwide citation)

A bearing assembly for a driven wheel mounting arrangement for a vehicle including a part of a homokinetic coupling, an axle member secured to said part of the homokinetic coupling and a support member on which the axle is supported, said bearing assembly comprising an outer ring for at least two ro ...


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Osamu Onishi, Toru Ozaki, Hidehito Sogi, Shigeyoshi Fukushima, Koji Sugiura, Atsushi Onoda: Inflatable bags for airbag passive restraint systems for driver and method for production thereof. Toyo Tire & Rubber, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, October 25, 1994: US05358273 (53 worldwide citation)

An inflatable bag for airbag passive restraints for driver which comprises upper and lower circular base cloths of the same size seamed together at their outer peripheries and lateral regulating means for regulating inflation of the bag in lateral and upward directions and causing downward inflation ...


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Thomas J Sampson: Tire wheel and wheel cover spray shield and kit. John J Posta Jr, October 17, 1989: US04874206 (53 worldwide citation)

The mag tire wheel and wheel cover shield includes a generally cylindrical preferable flat flexible resilient disc of paper, plastic, metal or the like, designed to cover the outer face of a "mag" tire wheel or wheel cover so that the tire can be sprayed with a polish or coating without spraying the ...


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Paul W Poehlmann, Mark J Slate, Stephen M Potts, Charles B Cunningham: Bicycle hub constructions and lubrication thereof. Wilderness Bicycle, Lothrop & West, August 16, 1988: US04763957 (52 worldwide citation)

The forks of a bicycle receive an axle having threaded ends. A tube surrounds the axle and carries ball bearings on which a wheel housing is rotatable with a space between the tube and the housing. Specially shaped seals engage the wheel housing and the tube between the ball bearings to keep lubrica ...