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

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

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