ApplicationNo. 07/086250 filed on 08/14/1987
US Classes:411/429, Having cap411/432Multipart
ExaminersPrimary: Smith, Gary L.
Assistant: Lindsey, Rodney M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesF16B 43/00 (20060101)
F16B 37/14 (20060101)
F16B 37/00 (20060101)
B60B 7/00 (20060101)
AbstractAn improved wheel nut for securing a wheel to a vehicle hub or the like and for retaining a wheel cover on the wheel. The wheel nut preferably includes a nut body and a cap secured to the nut body and an axial gap is provided between the end of the cap and a portion of the nut body. A retaining ring is provided in the axial gap and the retaining ring extends radially outwardly beyond the wheel nut for retaining a wheel cover against the wheel and for precluding removal of the wheel cover unless the wheel nut is first removed.