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For a small company Riley seems to have spent its
time patenting new designs after many were simply copied
and probably after being ripped off by Kirkwoods over
the bicycles. Apologies for really anorak/nerd
stuff but it actually shows the designs were a
family effort NOT just Percy and that Allan and
Victor actually had a higher profile than Styles
credits. Much of this data is really for museum cars but
may be useful and as Google Patents is a subsection of
books it made sense to use it. Drawings included for
those rebuilding something from the earlier days of
entries are precis of the full patent which may stretch
to many pages and numb the mind. I have included the
precis plus the drawings and a link to the archived
article. For the complete drawings when following the
link to Espacenet press drawings or for the full paper
work select original document etc. These amplify the
positions of the various sons within the company
reflecting a true family business**
GB190118983A Improvements in Luggage Carriers for Velocipedes Abstract 18,983. Bonnick, A. J. Sept. 24.1901
Sept. 24.1901 Luggage - carriers.- A luggage-carrier comprises arms [h],[ h<1>] formed with loops [U] to receive straps, and with circular ends secured by nuts [s] and a bolt [i] to a block g pivoted to a block [e] secured by wire arms [c] and nuts [d] to a clip [b] encircling the ball head &c. The block [g] is secured in a raised position by a spring [r] formed with a handle [t] and adapted to engage in forks formed on the part [e]. When in a horizontal position, the arms [h,] [h<1> ] can be secured in either of the positions shown in Fig. 2 by a plate [k], pivoted in a slot in the block [g] and pressed by a spring n into engagement with slots [o] formed in the arms [h], [h<1>]. The arms are secured in a horizontal position, when extended, by a lug formed on the arm [h] engaging a shoulder formed on the part [g], but, when the arms are not extended, flat surfaces formed on their ends come opposite the shoulder and allow the hinge to work.
GB190118983A United Kingdom Inventor:- Arthur Joseph
Bonnick Worldwide applications 1901 GB Application events
1901-09-24 Application filed by Arthur Joseph Bonnick
1901-09-24 Priority to GB190118983T 1902-09-24 Application
granted 1902-09-24 Publication
GB 19422 Sept. 30. 1901 Victor & Percy Riley & Riley Cycle Co. Ltd. Improvements in or relating to One-way Clutches for Velocipedes and other Machinery.
Clutches, f r e e - wheel &c. The spring , which presses the pawl  into engagement, is seated in a tangential hole so that it also tends to press the rounded end of the pawl against its seating . A ball  is placed, partly within the hole, between the spring and the pawl.1901-09-30 Application filed by RILEY CYCLE Co Ltd 1901-09-30 Priority to GB190119422T 1902-08-14 Application granted 1902-08-14 Publication of GB190119422A Status Expired. INCORRECT AS THE Patent Office has it as invented by
GB 21,689. Victor + Percy Riley, aka 'Improvements in or relating to Driving, Free-wheeling and Braking Mechanism for Velocipedes and the like'.
Patented Oct. 6th 1902 .A Back-pedalling brake. Brakes; clutches; driving - mechanism. -A free-wheel and back-pedalling brake mechanism for bicycles and other velocipedes &c. comprises a pawl cage (A pivoted curved bar or lever whose free end engages with the teeth of a cogwheel or ratchet so that the wheel or ratchet can only turn or move one way. Yes I did not have a clue either so looked it up) , having a limited rotary movement relatively to the sprocket-wheel, and a brake, the band  of which, fixed at-one end to one of the curved arms , is adapted to be expanded into frictional contact with the flanges  of the hub. The cage carries two sets of oppositely-directed pawls ,  actuated by the springs ,  and provided with projections , , which, by engagement with slots ,  in the sleeve , hold the pawls out of action. The springs  are stronger than the springs , and in the rest position, the pawls  are held in engagement with the teeth  on the sleeve . The springs [25 also force the studs  back against the slots  bringing the slots  against the studs  and so closing the pawls  down against the action of their springs . On forward-pedalling, the pawls  first drag in the teeth , and, as the sleeve  turns forwards, the slots  tend to leave behind the studs [29, and the driving-pawls  are raised by their springs into engagement with the teeth  in the hub , the driving-pins  on the collar  picking up the pawl-carrier . The forward rotation of the sleeve  relatively to the carrier causes the slots  to act on the studs  and draws the braking-pawls  down clear of the teeth . To increase the dragging effect, springs  may be introduced, and the springs  need not then be stronger than the springs . In free-wheeling, the parts assume their rest position and the hub rotates free of contact with the closed down pawls . Backward pressure on the pedals is transmitted to the sleeve  through the pawls  and teeth , and the backward rotation of the sleeve causes the flat faces of its end to become turned, so that, through the projection  or the rollers  on the arms , the band  is expanded into contact with the hub, and braking occurs. In wheeling the machine backwards, the hub rotates without disturbing the mechanism.
1902-10-06 UK Application filed by Victor Riley, Percy Riley 1902-10-06 Priority to GB190221689T 1903-09-17 Application granted 1903-09-17 Publication of GB190221689A
GB190223684A Victor + Percy Riley,. Improvements in or relating to Combined Hubs and Free Wheel Clutches for Velocipedes and the like. Abstract 23,684.
Oct. 30.1902 Bicycle free-wheel clutch Clutches driving - mechanism.-A free - wheel clutch for bicycles &c. consists of a disc  lying between bearings ,  and provided with a sleeve  adapted to engage loosely with a steadying-collar  on the spindle . Into the recess on the end of the hub is secured a ring having, preferably, an even number of teeth , and the part of the disc  within the recess is formed with pockets to receive the pawls &c. . These pawls are adapted to engage the teeth for forward driving, when the hub rotates as a whole on the end bearings , , and to over-run them in free-wheeling, when the hub rotates on the bearings , . The disc is formed with a boss to carry the chain or other gear wheel.
GB190223684A United Kingdom Worldwide applications 1902 GB Application events 1902-10-30 Application filed by Victor Riley, Percy Riley 1902-10-30 Priority to GB190223684T 1903-09-03 Application granted 1903-09-03 Publication of GB190223684A
GB190307246A. Victor + Percy Riley,. March 28.1903 Improvements in or relating to Combined Driving, Free Wheeling and Braking Mechanism for Velocipedes and the like.
Hand brake mechanism
Driving-mechanism; brakes; clutches.-In a freewheel hub
containing a brake, the sprocket-wheel [A] is formed
separate from the hub body [D], and the sprocket-wheel and
hub body are mounted on ball bearings [B'], [D<1>],
[D<2>]. The sprocket-wheel has a sleeve [B<3>]
on which is loosely mounted a cage formed of two rings F
connected together by cams [G], [G<1>] capable of
slight rotation. The inner toothed surfaces [G<3>]
of the cams permanently engage teeth [B'] on the sleeve
[B<3>], and the outer surfaces consist of two parts,
of which one, [ G], is adapted to engage a roughened or
leather-lined surface [D<3>] inside the hub body
when pedalling forwards, and the other, [G<1>], is
adapted to engage a roughened or leather-lined surface
[E<2>] inside a brake sleeve [E] when
back-pedalling. During freewheeling, the cams are out of
contact with both surfaces [D<3>], [E']. The cams
may carry spring- pressed balls [G]'.
GB GB190307246A 1903-03-28 Worldwide Application filed by Percy Riley, Victor Riley 1903-03-28 Priority to GB190307246T 1904-03-03 Application granted 1904-03-03 Publication of GB190307246A
** All the patents for speed and safety issues for the cycles and Tricars relate to Victor who trialled and raced them with what looks like Percy input for the paperwork and patent office applications**
(A) - Percy Riley
Improvements in or relating to Internal Combustion
GB190314392 (A) - Victor Riley - Improvements in or relating to Free Wheels and other Gear Wheels of Velocipedes.
30 July 1903 / June 29. Gear hardening Clutches.-Free and other gear-wheels for velocipedes are hardened except as to the centres, which are left soft so that they may be readily bored and tapped to suit the ends of driving-wheel hubs or the like. The ring  is bored with a small hole and carbonized to a suitable depth, as shown in Fig. 1. The bore of the hole is then increased but still kept smaller than that likely to be required, and the thickness of the ring is reduced to its finished size. The ring is again heated and this time quenched, when the outer parts  are hardened, while the part around the hole from which the carbonized metal has been removed remains soft.
GB1904 20344 Sept. 21. 1904 Percy Riley Improvements in Steering Gears for Motor Vehicles or the like.
Steering gear Motor road vehicles.-Steering-gear is described in which a toothed sector carrying a cam-groove is rotated by a bevel-wheel on the steering-column and communicates motion to a bell crank, one arm of which engages the cam-groove and the other is connected to the steering-wheels by any suitable mechanism. Figs.  and  show one arrangement of parts; the bevel pinion [B] on the steering- column rotates the toothed sector [C] around its pivot [D] in the oil-tight casing [A]. A roller [G<1>], mounted on the arm [G] of a bell-crank lever, engages the cam-slot [C<1>], eccentrically cut in the face of the toothed sector, and operates the other bell -crank arm H which transmits the motion to the steering-wheels. The steering-pillar may comprise a tube working on a rod fixed to the casing [A], or the tube may work outside a second tube through which rods may be passed for operating other mechanism on the vehicle. 1904-09-21 Application filed by Percy Riley 1904-09-21 Priority to GB190420344T 1905-07-27 Application granted 1905-07-27 Publication of GB190420344A Status Expired
GB1904 20597 1904 Sept. 24 Percy Riley Expanding ring clutch
Motor road vehicles.-Comprises an expanding- ring type of clutch or brake, in which a wedge is normally pressed by a spring against rollers on expanding arms, thereby forcing the latter to engage an internal clutch surface. In Figs.  and , the invention is shown in the form of a clutch for a motor vehicle. The driving-shaft [A] carries a clutch drum [B], which may form the flywheel of the engine, and is extended to form a thimble bearing for the end of the driven shaft [C.] To this latter shaft is secured a disc [E] having lugs [E<1>], [E<2>], and also on its circumference spring-arms [F], [F<1>] which may be cast in one piece with the disc and afterwards separated from it nearly all round the circumference. The free ends of the spring- arms carry rollers which are engaged by the wedge [H] and are normally pressed into engagement with the inner surface of the clutch drum [B]. The wedge [H] extends diametrically across the disc [E] and has a slot at the centre to enable it to slide in the lugs [E<1>], [E<2>] it also carries a cross-bar [K] to which is fastened one end of the springs [L], the other ends being adjustably secured to the bar [J] fastened to the lug [E<1>]. The sliding sleeve [N] on the driven shaft is operated by the driver to force the wedge out of engagement with the clutch rings through the medium of the bell-crank lever [M].
GB1904 20860T Sept. 28 1904 Percy Riley, Gearbox (Tricar) Improvements in Change Speed and Reversing Gears particularly applicable to Motor Vehicles.
Motor road vehicles.- Relates to step-by-step change-speed and reversing clutch toothed gearing in which the Driving and driven shafts are co-axial and clutched together to give one speed, each of the other speeds being obtained through a separate countershaft. Figs. , , and  show a form of gearing giving three forward speeds and one reverse. The ends of the driving and driven shafts [A], [D] may extend into and support one another, and the driving- shaft [A] carries two toothed wheels [B], [C], the wheel [C] being formed with clutch jaws [C<1>] adapted to be engaged by jaws [E<1>] formed on a broad toothed wheel [E which rotates with but slides longitudinally on the driven shaft [D]. A reduced speed is obtained through toothed wheels [G], [H<1>], mounted freely on the countershaft [F], which gear continually with the wheels [B], [E], the sleeve on which the wheel [H<1>] is mounted being moved longitudinally so that clutch jaws [H<2>] formed on it engage jaws [G'] formed on the wheel [G]. Another speed is obtained similarly through wheels mounted on the countershaft [F<1>]. The reverse speed is obtained by means of two toothed wheels [J'], [J<2>] fixed to a freely-rotating sleeve [J, the wheel [J<1>] being continually in gear with the wheel [C] on the driving-shaft, and the wheel [J<2>] with the wheel [L which is freely mounted on the countershaft F ; the gear is brought into action by moving the sleeve carrying the wheel [H<1>] so that the clutch jaws [H<3>], [ L<1>] engage. The sliding of the various parts is preferably brought about as follows :-Each sliding part is connected by a fork to a sleeve [N] mounted on a fixed spindle M and acted on by a spring which tends to force the sliding part into engagement. Arranged transversely to these rods [M] is a shaft [0 carrying cams with recesses [ O<1>] which allow the springs to press the sliding parts into engagement when the cam shaft is in the proper position. For reversal, the sliding sleeve [H] is pressed into position by a camswell [O<2>]. The cam shaft is provided with a pinion [P ]engaging a sector [P'] which is suitably operated from the speed lever. In a modified construction, shown in [Fig. 6], suitable for a tri-car, the driving- shaft [A<1>] passes through the gear box, and carries the hollow driven shaft [D<2>, which is provided with a chain sprocket [D'] and toothed wheel [E']. The direct drive is obtained by moving the pinion [C<1>], keyed on the driving-shaft, until clutch jaws formed on it engage with similar jaws on the wheel [E<1>]. The reduced speeds and reversal are obtained through countershafts as in the first construction. The method of operation by sliding the several parts is similar, but the rotating cam shaft is replaced by a longitudinally-sliding rod [O<3>], having recesses for the forward speeds, and operating a rocking lever for the reversal. GB190420860A Worldwide applications 1904 GB Application events 1904-09-28 Application filed by Percy Riley 1904-09-28 Priority to GB190420860T 1905-08-10 Application granted 1905-08-10 Publication of GB190420860A . *Also in detail on page 346 of Styles*
GB1905 24211 Nov. 23. 1905 Percy Riley Shaft-driven differential.Improvements in or relating to the Driving and Differential Gearing, and also the Driving Axles of Motor Cars.
Motor road vehicles.-Relates to the driving and differential gear of motor-cars. In the form shown in horizontal section in [Fig. 3], the differential gear is mounted on a short countershaft [E<1>], arranged parallel to the axle and carried in a casing [C] forming part of, or attached to, the axle structure. The countershaft [E<1>] is driven from the longitudinal transmission shaft [O<1>] through equal sized bevelgear wheels [O], [N], and drives the planetary pinions [G of the bevel differential gearing through the cross-piece on which they are mounted. The driven members of the differential gear drive the parts of the axle [A] by means of readily removable gear wheels [K], [K<1>], [B], [B<1>] so that the speed ratio can be adjusted. The gear wheels [B], [B<1>] are fixed on the ends of the axle in the manner shown in [Fig. 4]. The axle is formed with a boss or bosses [A<2>] which fit into slots in a boss [B<2>] formed on the gear wheel. A modification is shown in which the differential gear is placed to one side of the casing and is driven from the longitudinal shaft through skew-bevel gearing.Application events 1905-11-23 Application filed by Percy Riley 1905-11-23 Priority to GB190524211T 1906-02-22 Application granted 1906-02-22 Publication of GB190524211A
GB190613762A June 15. 1906 Percy Riley Improvements in the Construction of Crank Shafts and the like.
Built-up shafts (including ball-race crank) Shafts and shafting ; cams.-Relates to built-up crank, cam, or similar shafts in which the elements are held together by the shaft bearings, which are of the ball type. The elements, each comprising a crank-pin [B] and integral web portions [A], are formed with a preferably tubular shaft length [D] at each side, and are connected by dog clutches [C] as shown, the latter permitting various angular arrangements of the cranks. The clutch parts are held in engagement by the ball bearings, which run between races [D] on the shaft members and corresponding races in collars [E] held in stationary brackets [F.] The shaft ends H are similarly connected, and are preferably provided with ball bearings [K]. The shaft elements are preferably forged and machined. GB190613762A Worldwide applications 1906 GB Application events 1906-06-15 Application filed by Percy Riley 1906-06-15 Priority to GB190613762T 1907-01-24 Application granted 1907-01-24 Publication of GB190613762A
GB190721457A Sept. 27 1907 Percy Riley Improvements in Carburettors particularly for use with Internal Combustion Engines.
Carburetter Gas or explosive-vapour engines, carburetting in. The air inlet, fuel supply, and mixture outlet are controlled simultaneously by turning one lever. The float chamber [A], [Fig. 1], is connected to the spraying-chamber by a neck [C], through which several fuel-inlet holes [D] pass. The conical valve [G] works over a conical seat [E], is provided with ports J for controlling the air supply, and has a slot [H] which enables the fuel inlets to be uncovered in succession. The lever [L] rotates the valve [G] through a spindle [K ]to which is fastened a ported disk [M] which controls the mixture outlet to the passage [P]. The disk [O], against which the disk [M] works, can be adjusted in position by means of an arm [Q] and bolt [R passing through a curved slot in the cover [T]. In a modification, shown in [Fig. 4], the air-controlling valve [Z] and mixture controlling valve [Y] are mounted on a spindle W. With this arrangement, when the valve [G] is rotated, the spindle and valves are raised or lowered by cam-surfaces [L<3>] on the lever [L'], pins [X] preventing rotation. GB190721457A United Kingdom Find Prior Art Similar Inventor Percy Riley Worldwide applications 1907 GB Application events 1907-09-27 Application filed by Percy Riley 1907-09-27 Priority to GB190721457T 1908-01-02 Application granted 1908-01-02 Publication of GB190721457A
GB190813857A June 30. 1908 Percy Riley Improvements in or relating to Easily Detachable Road Wheels.
Detachable wheels ;hubs.-In detachable wheels having fixed and removable hub parts, the drive is transmitted direct from the live axle to the removable hub. The axle [A], [Fig. 1], has made integral with it or fixed to it a dog [B], flanged over as at [B'], on to which screws the fixed hub [C] enclosing the bearings [G]. The detachable hub [D], fixed hub C, and dog [B' are notched radially and engage a floating disk [F] with projections [E,] [Fig. 2]. The nut [H] screws into the dog [B] and is locked by the non-return spring-plunger [L] carrying a disk [M] with projections [N] engaging recesses in the dog, and is adapted to positively remove the wheel through the cap [K]. As shown in [Fig. 4], the dog [B] fits on the squared axle end and enters slots in the fixed and detachable hubs, the nut [H] being locked by the spring plunger [L] carrying a plate on which are formed teeth engaging corresponding teeth on the dog. GB190813857A Worldwide applications 1908 GB Application events 1908-06-30 1908-06-30 Priority to GB190813857T 1908-10-08 Application granted 1908-10-08 Publication of GB190813857A Status Expired
GB190823390A Nov. 2 1908 Percy Riley Improvements in Internal Combustion Engines
Sleeve-valve engine Gas and like engines.-Engines having one or more distributing slide valves concentric with and surrounding the working piston are provided with a stationary sleeve arranged between the valves and the working piston. Fig. 1 shows a fourstroke-cycle engine having a pair of slide valves E, F and a stationary cooling chamber H. The valves are actuated by rocking arms M through eccentric-rods N, S, which may also be driven by cams or cranks. The water spaces H, J mav each communicate with the cooling-space B ; or if preferred, the water space in the chamber H may be dispensed with, and the outer space J may be air-cooled. In a multi-cylinder engine the water jackets J may be cast in a single piece. The engine is suitable for use with motor road vehicles. GB190823390A 1908 GB Application events 1908-11-02 Application filed by Percy Riley 1908-11-02 Priority to GB190823390T 1909-05-20 Application granted 1909-05-20 Publication of GB190823390A
GB19092297A Jan. 30 1909 Victor Riley Improvements in Hub Caps for Detachable Wheels. Riley Cycle Co., and Riley, V.
Self-locking hub cap Locking nuts. - A hub cap for a detachable wheel is provided with self-locking means entirely enclosed within it. The cap comprises three parts, one of which, [B], Figs.  and , is screwed on the permanent hub [S] and is slotted at [e] to receive a pivoted pawl [f] actuated by a spring-pressed plug [j ]to engage with ratchet teeth [l] on the detachable hub [m. [A] second part [A], capable of limited rotational movement relative to the part [B], and with an upstanding flange [o], is cut away at [d] and bears against the end of the pawl, so that in the act of unscrewing the cap the pawl is released. [A] third part [C] connects to the parts [A], [B] and secures the detachable hub in place. To limit the relative movement of the parts, the flange [o] is slotted to engage projections on the part [B]. A spring may be provided to keep the parts [A], [B] normally in the position shown in [Fig. 7.] GB190902297A Assignee RILEY CYCLE Co Ltd Worldwide applications 1909 GB Application events 1909-01-30 Application filed by RILEY CYCLE Co Ltd 1909-01-30 Priority to GB190902297T 1909-04-15 Application granted 1909-04-15 Publication of GB190902297A Status Expired
GB191019797A Aug. 24 1910 Victor Riley Hub nut & spanner Improvements in Detachable Wheels for Vehicles, and in Spanners for Securing and Removing the same. [Cognate Application, 24,653/10.] Locking nuts. - Nuts for securing detachable wheels of the type which are locked by a spring-pressed pawl carried thereon and engaging teeth on a fixed part of the hub, are provided with an additional locking - pawl held by means of a lever or cover pivoted to the nut independently of any spring action. In the form shown in [Fig. 1], a plate spring [f] is arranged so as normally to press the ordinary pawl d into engagement with ratchet teeth [b<3> on the detachable hub, and normally to withdraw the additional pawl e, which is forced into its locking position by means of cover [h, [Fig. 2], pivoted at [ h<1>] to the nut, and provided with bevel - surfaces [h<2>]. In the form shown in [Fig. 8], both pawls d are normally kept in engagement with the ratchet teeth, but are prevented from coming out of gear with the teeth by a cover[ j], which is held in its locking position by means of the spring-pressed ball [d<2>]. The cover [j] is pivoted at[ j<1>], and is arranged to prevent withdrawal of the spanner until the nut is securely locked. Classifications GB191019797A 1910 GB Application events 1910-08-24 Application filed by Victor Riley 1910-08-24 Priority to GB191019797T 1911-08-10 Application granted 1911-08-10 Publication of GB191019797A
1911 4942 Percy Riley Engine sleeve valves.
FR426888 (A) 20/July 1911 ― 1911-07-20 Removable wheel for vehicles with assembly and disassembly keys -/ Roue amovible pour véhicules avec clés de montage et de démontage Inventor(s): RILEY VICTOR [GB] - international: B60B3/18 - cooperative: B60B3/18 (EP) Application number: FRD426888 19110306 Priority number(s): FRT426888 19110306. . . . extra beefing up of patent in France as French did not read English !
GB191124683A Nov. 6 1911 Riley Cycle Co., and A. R Grindlay, Improved Means for Carrying Spare Wheels and the like.
Brackets for mounting and securing reserve wheels on vehicles.-In means for carrying spare wheels &c., more especially spare wheels on automobiles, an arm is hinged or pivoted so as to allow of its pressing on to the wheel, disposed within a slot in the footboard, or of being swung back clear of it, spring - operated means being provided for automatically keeping the arm in one or other position. The arm a, preferably made of a bent steel rod, has its ends turned out at right - angles to turn in brackets d, one or both ends of the arm being provided with a boss [e] having a projection to engage, under the action of a spring [i], with one of two recesses [g], [h] in the bracket. In a modification, the arm is carried by a rod turning about a bracket fixed to the frame of the vehicle, the rod having the boss [e] with the projection. GB191124683A RILEY CYCLE Co Ltd Worldwide applications 1911 GB Application events 1911-11-06 Application filed by RILEY CYCLE Co Ltd 1911-11-06 Priority to GB191124683T 1912-08-22 Application granted 1912-08-22 Publication of GB191124683A
GB191218604A 13.th August 1912 Victor + Stanley Riley Improvements in Detachable Wheels and in Spanners for Fixing and Unfixing the same.
. Detaching from and attaching to permanent hubs.-A nut 1, Fig. , for securing and withdrawing a detachable wheel comprises concentric cylindrical parts , , connected by a part  forming a housing for a spring-pressed ring  having teeth to engage similar teeth on the detachable wheel hub and pins 10, with inclined surfaces , which project through holes in the part  and through slots , Fig. , with inclined surfaces  in a ring , which is rotatable relative to the hub  for the purpose of withdrawing the locking-ring [ 6] from engagement with the teeth of the detachable hub. The cylindrical part  of the nut has an upstanding flange [ 22] on its inner edge, and wide notches are cut across the periphery thereof, including the flange, and narrow notches  are cut in the periphery of the rotatable ring . The spanner , Figs.  and , has projections  on its inner periphery which fit the notches  in the rotatable ring and have a certain amount of play in the notches on the nut, segmental flanges , equal in length to the notches in the nut, at its inner side, and plates  at its outer side. In unscrewing the nut, the movement of the spanner fir,t actuates the ring , thus disengaging the locking-ring, and bringing the segmental flanges  behind the flange  on the nut, which is subsequently turned by the engagement of the spanner projections  with the ends of the notches therein. When screwing-up the nut, in the event of the locking-ring failing to become properly engaged with the teeth of the detachable hub, the pins  project in front of the plates  on the spanner and prevent it from being moved into the position in which the segmental flanges  coincide with the notches in the nut, which is the only position in which the spanner can be removed. The rotatable ring is held in position by a spring-pressed ball carried by the nut and engaging a depression in the ring. A cover-plate  is non-rotatably connected to the nut by projections  and screws passing through slots in the ring , or by other suitable means, and has apertures to guide the pins . In a modification, Figs. , , the locking-pawls  are carried by a spring-controlled ring  which is moved outwards by inclined surfaces  on the spanner engaging behind lugs  thereon. In this case also the spanner can be removed in one position only, in which position plates  carried on the outer face of the spanner come over the lugs , this being impossible unless the pawls are in their locking position. Classifications B60B3/18 Attaching disc body to hub ; Wheel adapters by circlips or the like GB191218604A United Kingdom
Inventor Victor Riley Stanley Riley Worldwide applications 1912 GB Application events 1912-08-13 Application filed by Victor Riley, Stanley Riley 1912-08-13 Priority to GB191218604T 1913-07-24 Application granted 1913-07-24 Publication of GB191218604A Status Expired
CA140637 (A) - Percy Riley INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE/ Canadian patent Patented May 25th 1912 Application number: CAD140637 19091102 Priority number(s): CAT140637 19091102
GB1912 21942A Victor + Stanley Riley Improvements in or relating to Detachable Wheels. Abstract 21,942.
Patented Sept. 26 1912. Detachable Wheels Detaching from, and attaching to, permanent hubs. -The driving-teeth on a detachable hub shell  are formed by pressing inwards the metal of the shell as at  and cutting the teeth by pulling or forcing through a broach or drift inside the shell. The teeth  with which the locking-ring engage are formed on a separate piece which may be flanged as at  for engagement with the withdrawal ring and is secured by the spokes . The inner end of the hub shell is tapered to relieve the driving-teeth of part of the strain.
GB191225001A Oct. 31. 1912 Stanley Riley & Rapide Improvements in or relating to Securing-mechanism fo Detachable Wheels.
Detachable Wheel Syndicate. [ [Addition to 12,264/10.] Detaching from, and attaching to, permanent hubs. -The locking-pawls [F] are now made integral with the sliding plate [H and pass through the locking- nut [E], being held up to the ratchet rack formed on the detachable wheel by means of flat springs [E<3>] bearing on the inside of the locking-nut. Spring catches [K] act in conjunction with spring-pressed pins I and a bevelled surface on a bush [E<5>] to retain the pawls in their disengaged position during the initial stages of unscrewing as described in the parent Specification. The spanner may be provided with projections [E<9>] to engage grooves in the periphery of the nut and with recesses [H<2>] to allow it to clear finger-pieces [H<1>] on the sliding plate.
Riley Improvements in
Internal Combustion Engines. ++ His work on
engines including steam in more detail
[Cognate Application, 3209/15.] Drawings to Specification. Starting. - Engines of the kind in which a number of pump and power cylinders are arranged around and parallel to the crankshaft are started by utilizing the. mixture already compressed in an annular receiver in the cylinder cover, which receiver is in communication with pump and power cylinders through the medium of slide valves. GB191418204A Worldwide applications 1914 GB Application events 1914-08-01 Application filed by Percy Riley 1914-08-01 Priority to GB191418204T 1915-08-03 Application granted 1915-08-03 Publication of GB191418204A
This invention relates to improvements in internal combustion engines of the type in which a number of cylinders are arranged around the crank shaft, the axes of the cylinders and the crank shaft being parallel. -The improvements relate more especially to the valve mechanism and to the means for converting the reciprocating motion of the pistons into the rotary motion of the crank shaft.
According to this invention motion is transmitted from
the pistons to the crank through the medium of connecting
rods each connected by a universal joint to a crosshead
supported in gimbals carried by a bracket on the cylinder
casting whilst being incapable of rotation relatively to
the cylinders so that as the pistons work up and down in
their respective cylinders the crank is rotated. The
crosshead is connected to the single crank pin near the
crank which pin is set at an angle .of about 25 ; the end
of the crank pin is fast with a spindle
18. 1915 Percy
Riley Improved Valve Mechanism for Internal
Combustion and other Engines. **This goes with the
Disc valve gear. Rotary and oscillating disk valves; toothed gears.-In a steam engine having cylinders [1 .. 7] parallel to a central shaft [a], the distribution is controlled by a disk valve [k] mounted upon an eccentric and having upon its periphery teeth [h] which gear with others [i] on the valve casing. Inlet ports [l] in the valve register with ports [f] in the cylinder heads, exhaust occurring when ports [g] are uncovered by the edge of the valve. The valve is set with its eccentric 60 degrees behind the main driving- crank. Specification 18,204/14, [Class 7 (vi), Internal-combustion engines, Valves &c. for], is referred to. GB191511933A Worldwide applications 1915 GB Application events 1915-08-18 Application filed by Percy Riley 1915-08-18 Priority to GB191511933T 1916-08-03 Publication of GB191511933A . . . **Work on Steam engines I did not see that one coming !**
This invention relates to improved valve mechanism for internal combustion and other engines and has for its object to allow a disk valve to correctly. register with ports in the cylinder head and valve cover. According to this invention an eccentric rotating disk provided with ports in its face and with teeth on its periphery gears with a portion of a ring of teeth on the cylinder head. The invention is mainly applicable to multicylinder internal combustion engines and the invention will be more fully described with reference thereto, but it is also applicable to steam and other engines. '
Thus in a seven cylinder four stroke internal combustion
engine of the type , described in the Specification No.
GB138500A April 22, 1919 Riley (Coventry) Ltd & Harry Rush. Improvements in or relating to the lubrication of axle swivels
Swivel pin lubrication. . Baths; channels in pivots.-A swivel or pivot by which a motor-vehicle stub-axle is connected to a fixed axle is lubricated by oil which is trapped so as to form a bath. A sleeve , [Fig. 1], fixed to an upper bush  projects into a space between the swivel pin  and a sleeve  fixed thereon, and prevents oil supplied from a receptacle  from draining away from the upper bush. The lower bush  is closed by a cup , which receives oil through a passage  in the pin . In a modification, the sleeve  is fixed to the axle  and projects into a recess in the bush . [Fig. 3] shows a modification in which the swivel pin is in two parts , . The upper bush  is cup-shaped and is fixed in the axle . The lower bush  fixed to the stub-axle  receives oil from a receptacle  through a passage  in the part . GB138500A GB Application GB1007219A events 1919-04-22 Application filed by RILEY COVENTRY Ltd 1919-04-22 Priority to GB1007219A 1920-02-12 Publication of GB138500A
GB139351A April 22, 1919. Riley (Coventry) Ltd & Harry Rush Improvements in pistons
Pistons; pistons, balancing laterally.-A tongue or tongues, cut in the skirt of the piston of an internal-combustion engine, press on the interior of the scraper ring and so prevent piston slap. In the piston shown in [Fig. 2], a tongue is formed at each side of the piston by means of a circumferential and two axial cuts . The tongues terminate at the groove of the scraper ring , and while this groove is being cut the tongues are sprung inward. GB139351A United Kingdom Worldwide applications 1919 GB Application GB1007119A events 1919-04-22 Application filed by RILEY COVENTRY Ltd 1919-04-22 Priority to GB1007119A 1920-03-04 Publication of GB139351A
GB143005A April 25, 1919.
Riley (Coventry) Ltd & Harry Rush
Improvements in internal expanding brakes
Cam brakes. Blocks &c. acting on drums etc.; compensating for wear.-The blocks  of an internal expanding brake for automobiles, velocipedes, and the like are mounted on pins  carried eccentrically on a hinge-pin  which is rotated by means of an arm  and a thumb-screw  in order to adjust the blocks for wear. The brakes are actuated by a cam  on a rotatable shaft . GB143005A United Kingdom Worldwide applications 1919 GB Application GB10352/19A events 1919-04-25 Application filed by RILEY COVENTRY Ltd 1919-04-25 Priority to GB10352/19A 1920-05-20 Publication of GB143005A
GB929519A April 11, 1919 Riley (Coventry) Ltd & Harry Rush Improvements in wheels for vehicles
Disk wheels ; hubs.-A wheel of the single-disk type is secured to, or formed in one with, the hub cap. In one construction, [Fig. 1], the disk  is riveted to the hub cap , and is shaped at the periphery to form one part of the rim . A strengthening-piece  is welded or riveted to the disk, and the other part [4 of the rim is secured bv bolts . In another construction, the disk  and hub cap are formed integral, and the periphery of the disk is flanged and welded or otherwise secured to the rim [10. Reinforcing-disks  of decreasing diameter are added to give additional strength to the wheel. GB143360A United Kingdom Worldwide applications 1919 GB Application GB929519A events 1919-04-11 Application filed by RILEY COVENTRY Ltd 1919-04-11 Priority to GB929519A 1920-05-27 Publication of GB143360A *** Disc wheels, i.e. wheels with load-supporting disc body with a single disc body not integral with rim, i.e. disc body and rim being manufactured independently and then permanently attached to each other in a second step, e.g. by welding.This patent actually preceded another American one by six months so more research needed to see if any earlier one exist or did Riley actually invent disc wheels too?"
GB1035119A April 25, 1919. Riley (Coventry) Ltd & Harry Rush Improvements in brakes for vehicles
Air-cooled brakes. Energy - absorbing elements. - The brake drum  is provided with a series of quadrispherical scoops  adapted to direct a current of air on to the brake blocks  for cooling. The brake blocks  may have ribs or fins  to facilitate the radiation of the heat generated. The dust cover  may have louvers  to assist the circulation of air through the brake. According to the Provisional Specification, the louvers 6 face awav from the direction of rotation to assist in drawing the air through the brake. GB148000A Worldwide applications 1919 GB Application GB1035119A events 1919-04-25 Application filed by RILEY COVENTRY Ltd 1919-04-25 Priority to GB1035119A 1920-07-26 Publication of GB148000A
GB150795A June 4, 1919 Riley (Coventry) Ltd & Harry Rush Improvements in wheels for vehicles
Disk wheels.-Dished wheels comprise two or more disks ,  spaced apart at the hub by a ring  and braced intermediate the hub and rim by a series of washers  and rivets  or by a ring. In one construction, the disks are dished in the same direction to different angles, and in an alternative construction one of the disks may be fiat. [Fig. 3] shows a further modification in which only one disk  extends the full depth of the wheel, a second disk  of less diameter being riveted to the disk  at its periphery, and a third disk  of still smaller diameter being riveted at its periphery to the disk . The disks are mutually spaced at the hub by rings , and the disks  and  are braced at an intermediate part by a ring or washers  and the rivets  that secure the smallest disk. Application GB1421219A events 1919-06-04 Application filed by RILEY COVENTRY Ltd 1919-06-04 Priority to GB1421219A 1920-09-06 Publication of GB150795A