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Spike retainer, tire deflation device, and method of reversibly retaining a spike

United States Patent Application

20060228176
A1
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The invention includes a spike retainer having a channel through a sidewall of a bore. A keeper has a segment within the channel and a segment extending into a spike receiving region. The invention includes a spike retainer having a bore in a component and a keeper extending through a base surface of the bore. The keeper has a segment within the receiving region. The invention includes a tire deflation device. Spikes are removably insertable into bores within a device component. A keeper extends along a sidewall of the spike within each of the bores. The invention includes a method of reversibly retaining a spike. A channel is provided passing through a sidewall of a bore. A segment of a keeper is positioned within the channel and a segment is disposed within a spike receiving region of the bore. A spike is inserted into the receiving region.
Stacey G., Barker (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
11/ 103,747
April 11, 2005
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION [0001] The United States Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-05ID14517 between the United States Department of Energy and Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC.