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Title: Vein-style air pumping tube and tire system and method of assembly

Abstract

An air pumping tube and tire system and method of assembling is provided in which a tire groove is formed to extend into a flexing region of a tire sidewall and a complementary air pumping tube inserts into the tire groove. In the green, uncured air pumping tube condition, one or more check valves are assembled into the air pumping tube through access shafts and align with an internal air passageway of the air pumping tube. Plug components of the system enclose the check valves in the air pumping tube and the check valve-containing green air pumping tube is then cured.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1338067
Patent Number(s):
9,533,533
Application Number:
14/260,590
Assignee:
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH) DOEEE
DOE Contract Number:
EE0005447
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Apr 24
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Benedict, Robert Leon, Gobinath, Thulasiram, Lin, Cheng-Hsiung, Lamgaday, Robin, Losey, Robert Allen, and Griffoin, Jean-Claude Patrice Philippe. Vein-style air pumping tube and tire system and method of assembly. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Benedict, Robert Leon, Gobinath, Thulasiram, Lin, Cheng-Hsiung, Lamgaday, Robin, Losey, Robert Allen, & Griffoin, Jean-Claude Patrice Philippe. Vein-style air pumping tube and tire system and method of assembly. United States.
Benedict, Robert Leon, Gobinath, Thulasiram, Lin, Cheng-Hsiung, Lamgaday, Robin, Losey, Robert Allen, and Griffoin, Jean-Claude Patrice Philippe. Tue . "Vein-style air pumping tube and tire system and method of assembly". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1338067.
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