Rim protector

  • US 7,296,860 B2
  • Filed: 01/04/2005
  • Issued: 11/20/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/04/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A rim protection apparatus adhered to the periphery of a rim of a motor vehicle wheel, the apparatus comprising:

  • a circular, impact-absorbing, protective ring comprising;

    a first part covering a first surface of the rim in a first plane, the first plane being the plane of a sidewall of the motor vehicle wheel;

    a second part perpendicular to the first part covering a second surface of the rim, the second surface of the rim being perpendicular to the first surface of the rim;

    a means for adhering said impact absorbing protective ring around the periphery of the rim in a flush mounting, such that the apparatus covers the circumferential edge of the rim, wherein said impact absorbing protective ring is securely coupled to the wheel;

    an adhesive layer disposed on at least one area of said first part and said second part of said impact absorbing protective ring;

    wherein said impact absorbing protective ring is configured such that it may be adhered and removed by hand solely by means of said adhesive layer; and

    ,wherein said impact-absorbing protective ring comprises a front surface and an inner surface, the inner surface being coupled with the rim of the wheel when the apparatus is fitted around the periphery of the rim of the wheel, the-outer surface being a decorative surface accenting the color and appearance of the wheel, said impact absorbing protective ring having an inner edge and an outer edge.

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