Resilient wheel structure

  • US 6,615,885 B1
  • Filed: 10/29/2001
  • Issued: 09/09/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/31/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A wheel structure comprising:

  • a continuous, annular rim;

    a hub;

    and a plurality of spokes interconnecting said rim and said hub;

    each of said spokes possessing a first spoke portion integrally connected to the hub at a hub origin point, a second spoke portion integrally connected to said rim at a rim origin point, and a third spoke portion integrally connected to said first spoke portion and integrally connected to said second spoke portion;

    said third spoke portion extending in generally different direction than said first spoke portion;

    the rim further comprising an outer annular rim, an inner annular rim, rib interconnecting said outer rim to said inner rim, the inner annular rim and the outer annular rim being more rigid than at least one of the plurality spokes.

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