Device designed to prevent a tire cover fitted onto a one-piece wheel rim from rolling off its rim, process for manufacturing this device and fitted assembly incorporating it

  • US 20060096684A1
  • Filed: 10/28/2005
  • Published: 05/11/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/28/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. Device (1, 101, 201, 301) designed to be fitted into a well (15) of a one-piece wheel rim (10) so as to prevent a tire cover fitted onto said rim from rolling off this rim, said device comprising a belt (2,102, 202, 302) having two ends (131, 132 or 331, 332) and a connecting means (140, 340) for connecting said ends together, which means is intended to clamp said belt of annular shape around said well, characterized in that said belt includes a plurality of filling elements (20, 120, 220, 320), spaced apart between said ends, which elements are designed to at least partly fill said well and are connected together via at least one flexible linking element (30, 130, 230, 330) intended to form an annular sector around said well.

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