Mechanically interlocked wheel

  • US 9,162,527 B1
  • Filed: 07/14/2014
  • Issued: 10/20/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/14/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A wheel assembly comprising a core formed from an inner flange and an outer flange attached to opposing ends of a floor and a core rim defining a continuous exterior surface, the core defining a plurality of slots positioned circumferentially about the core rim a tread circumferentially oriented around the core, and an infill encasing the core rim and defining a disk shape with an infill rim defining a continuous exterior surface located a uniform radial distance from an axis of the wheel and positioned between and integrally affixed to the core and the tread, the infill defining a plurality of ribs each extending continuously and transversely across the exterior surface of the infill rim and defining a rib length less than a width of the infill rim, whereby the core defines a hardness greater than the tread.

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