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 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.