US 9,809,262 B2
Cable attachment assembly for a spare wheel
Stanislaw Skiba, Oxford, MI (US); and John Sayeau, Oxford, MI (US)
Assigned to DURA Operating, LLC, Auburn Hills, MI (US)
Filed by Dura Operating, LLC, Auburn Hills, MI (US)
Filed on Feb. 1, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/12,421.
Prior Publication US 2017/0217509 A1, Aug. 3, 2017
Int. Cl. B62D 43/00 (2006.01); B62D 43/04 (2006.01)
CPC B62D 43/045 (2013.01) 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An assembly for connecting a spare wheel to a motor vehicle with a tether, the spare wheel having at least one bolt hole, the assembly comprising:
an eyelet bracket having a first member angled with respect to a second member, the first member connectable to the tether and the second member defining an eyelet;
a rod that defines an axis and is connected to the first member, the rod configured to be disposed in the bolt hole of the spare wheel; and
a clip connected to the second member, the clip having a retaining feature extended towards the rod and a tab extended through the eyelet,
wherein the second member of the eyelet bracket prevents the eyelet bracket from rotating about the axis and the retaining feature of the clip prevents the eyelet bracket from moving in one direction along the axis.