ATI has been granted a patent for a manually-rotatable hubcap designed for wheel/axle apparatus. The hubcap features a lubrication filling port, retention structure, and a seal to ensure smooth rotation independent of the wheel and axle. GlobalData’s report on ATI gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Smarter leaders trust GlobalData


Premium Insights ATI Inc - Company Profile

Buy the Report

Premium Insights

The gold standard of business intelligence.

Find out more

According to GlobalData’s company profile on ATI, AES Protocols was a key innovation area identified from patents. ATI's grant share as of January 2024 was 70%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Manually-rotatable hubcap for wheel/axle apparatus

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: ATI Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11850887B2) discloses a manually-rotatable hubcap designed for use with a wheel and an axle. The hubcap features a hubcap body with a lubrication filling port and a sealing surface that faces the inner surface of the wheel, which is parallel to the axle. A retention structure ensures the hubcap remains rotatable independently of the wheel and axle, with a seal directly positioned between the sealing surface and the wheel inner surface for optimal functionality.

Furthermore, the hubcap includes a grip for easy manual rotation, with the lubrication filling port strategically offset from the axle axis. The sealing surface incorporates a groove for the seal, typically an O-ring, to sit in securely. The retention structure can vary, from a retaining ring to fasteners attaching the hubcap body to the wheel, ensuring the hubcap remains in place while allowing for independent rotation. Overall, this patented manually-rotatable hubcap offers a practical solution for maintaining and lubricating wheels efficiently, enhancing the overall performance and longevity of the apparatus it is used with.

To know more about GlobalData’s detailed insights on ATI, buy the report here.

Premium Insights


The gold standard of business intelligence.

Blending expert knowledge with cutting-edge technology, GlobalData’s unrivalled proprietary data will enable you to decode what’s happening in your market. You can make better informed decisions and gain a future-proof advantage over your competitors.


GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article.

GlobalData Patent Analytics tracks bibliographic data, legal events data, point in time patent ownerships, and backward and forward citations from global patenting offices. Textual analysis and official patent classifications are used to group patents into key thematic areas and link them to specific companies across the world’s largest industries.