US 9,809,055 B2
Wheel locking assembly and method
Joseph Prescott Hickey, Canton, MI (US); Jordan Mazaira, Dearborn Heights, MI (US); and Ka Wai Kevin So Zhao, Northville, MI (US)
Assigned to Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed by FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed on Feb. 11, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/41,143.
Prior Publication US 2017/0232786 A1, Aug. 17, 2017
Int. Cl. B60B 7/16 (2006.01); E05B 73/00 (2006.01); E05B 63/00 (2006.01); B60B 7/00 (2006.01)
CPC B60B 7/16 (2013.01) [E05B 63/0052 (2013.01); E05B 73/00 (2013.01); B60B 7/0013 (2013.01); B60B 2900/3318 (2013.01)] 11 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A wheel locking assembly for securing a wheel to a wheel hub of a motor vehicle, comprising:
a locking cylinder;
a wheel retainer displaceable by said locking cylinder between an unlocked position, allowing removal of said wheel from said wheel hub, and a locked position securing said wheel to said wheel hub, wherein said wheel retainer includes a plurality of radially arrayed spring legs; and
a rotary cam connected to said locking cylinder and engaging said wheel retainer, wherein said rotary cam includes a plurality of lugs corresponding to the plurality of radially arrayed spring legs.