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Wheel rim protection device

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Alvin Smith

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A wheel rim protection device for protecting wheel rims when a user is using sprays to clean the tires on a vehicle. The wheel rim protection device includes a dome-shaped cover member having a wall with a main portion, and also having an opening centrally-disposed through the wall, and further having an enlarged rim portion being adapted to detachably attach to a wheel rim on a vehicle, and also having a first arcuate portion being disposed along a portion of an edge forming the opening and which is angled relative to the main portion of the wall to prevent over-spray from coming into contact with the wheel rim.

Description

These together with other objects of the invention, along with the various features of novelty which characterize the invention, are pointed out with particularity in the claims annexed to and forming a part of this disclosure. For a better understanding of the invention, its operating advantages and the specific objects attained by its uses, reference should be made to the accompanying drawings and descriptive matter in which there are illustrated preferred embodiments of the invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The invention will be better understood and objects other than those set forth above will become apparent when consideration is given to the following detailed description thereof. Such description makes reference to the annexed drawings wherein:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a new wheel rim protection device according to the present invention and shown in use.

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view of the present invention.

FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view of the present invention.

Claims

1. A wheel rim protection device comprising:

2. A wheel rim protection device as described in claim 1, wherein said first arcuate portion of said wall is angled outwardly relative to said main portion of said wall.

3. A wheel rim protection device as described in claim 2, wherein said first arcuate portion is band-shaped and is tapered to ends thereof with said first arcuate portion having an intermediate section which is wide relative to said ends thereof to substantially shield said opening through said wall.

4. A wheel rim protection device as described in claim 3, wherein cover member further has a rib being longitudinally disposed upon an underside of said intermediate section of said first arcuate portion.

5. A wheel rim protection device as described in claim 4, wherein said cover member further has a second arcuate portion which is disposed along a portion of said edge forming said opening and which is opposed to said first arcuate portion and which is angled inwardly relative to said main portion of said wall.