A tool for filling a tire with a gas is provided. The tool includes: an air chuck; a shaft connected to the air chuck; a rim hook connected to the shaft; and a spring located between the shaft and the rim hook. A method of filling a tire is also provided. The method may include …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Michael R. White
Assignees (initial): Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC (Warren, US)
Agents: Baker & Hostetler LLP (attorney)

The application was examined by Craig J Price, John K Fristoe, Jr. (USPTO dept. 3753)


  • 1. A tool for filling a tire with a gas comprising: …
  • 2. The tool of claim 1 , wherein the locking mechanism is locked by a thumb …
  • 3. The tool of claim 1 , wherein the rim hook is part of a hook …

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Brief Description of the Drawings

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a hands free air chuck tool in accordance with an embodiment of the invention. FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a hands …


Field of the Invention

The present invention relates generally to tools used for inflating tires. More particularly, the present invention relates to a hands free air chuck that can be attached to a valve …

Cross-Reference to Related Applications

This application claims priority to the provisional U.S. patent application entitled, Hands Free Lock & Load Dual Foot Air Chuck Clip, filed Sep. 13, 2010, having a Ser. No. 61,403,210 …

Detailed Description

The invention will now be described with reference to the drawing figures, in which like reference numerals refer to like parts throughout. An embodiment in accordance with the present invention …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The assignee is a United States company, numbered 13/228,112 (application), similar classification categories are having inlays other than for increasing resiliency, e.g. for armouring, Work holders and guides, Axial toggles or coplanar cam, characterised by the use of narrow slits or incisions, e.g. sipes, plug form, e.g. made from metal, textile, Single bar pry or lever type, Auxiliary type, Accessories for tyre-inflating valves, e.g. housings, guards, covers for valve caps, locks, not otherwise provided for, resilient, Tire Removers, the inventor's city is Montgomery City, state - MO, the recorded inventor's name is White Michael R., the invention details are shown in 3 figures, the claim number 1 is selected as exemplary, the known agent's company is Baker & Hostetler LLP, the grant number is 08733419, the invention description is illustrated by 3 drawings, 10 claims comprise the protection scope, the assignee location is Warren (US); its company is Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC, originally classified under Rubber Tire Mounting Demounting Apparatus, the examination was conducted by John K Fristoe, Jr. (primary examiner) and Craig J Price (assistant, 3753 USPTO department), the patent grant was extended by 148 days, the drawings include the following: Hands Free Air Chuck and Method, Perspective view of a hands, Perspective view of a hands, Perspective view of a hands, the patent particularly claims a tool for filling a tire with a gas comprising…, developed by Michael R. White, the applicant's state - MO, city - Montgomery City, the recorded applicant's name is White Michael R., the grant publication date is May. 27, 2014, the application publication date is Sep. 8, 2011, the invention is titled Hands Free Air Chuck and Method of Use.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Deflating tools, Inflatable Article, Apparatus or tools adapted for mounting, removing or inspecting tyres, Repair Tools for Resilient Tires, Tool for applying or removing valve or valve member, Rubber Tire Mounting Demounting Apparatus. The designated search classifications include With hose storage or retrieval means, To or from wheel rim of resilient tire or tube, Rubber Tire Mounting Demounting Apparatus, Deflating tools, Single fluid unit moves plural spaced jaws, Combined wheel and valve stem, Vehicle, Repairing, securing, replacing, or servicing pipe joint, valve, or tank, Spring, Tool for applying or removing valve or valve member, Inflatable Article, Inflating devices, Tire inflation, Processes, Combined valve stem cap and tool, Mechanical means between fluid means and jaw, Repair Tools for Resilient Tires, Including sealing feature, Spring, Selectively connected.

Patent details
Publication number 08733419
Publication date May. 27, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 13/228,112
Application date Sep. 8, 2011
Application type U
Application series code 13
Extension term 148
National classification 157/1.1
Total number of claims 10
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 3
Number of figures 3
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