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Title: Air maintenance tire pumping tube cover strip

Abstract

An air maintenance tire assembly is provided in which an elongate groove is located within a first sidewall of a tire. The groove forms an elongate channel within the first sidewall and an elongate groove access passage extends from the elongate channel to an access opening located at an outward surface of the first sidewall. An air pumping tube inserts through the groove access passage and is positioned within the groove channel. A cover strip attaches to the first sidewall to enclose the access opening of the groove access passage. The cover strip is positioned along the first sidewall at a higher distance from the bead region of the first sidewall than the groove channel to avoid contact with a wheel rim flange when the tire is mounted to a wheel rim.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1485807
Patent Number(s):
10093136
Application Number:
14/927,683
Assignee:
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B60 - VEHICLES IN GENERAL B60C - VEHICLE TYRES
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B60 - VEHICLES IN GENERAL B60B - VEHICLE WHEELS
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0005447
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Oct 30
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Gobinath, Thulasiram, Marks, Patrick David, Gopala, Arun Kumar Byatarayanapura, Kang, Jungmee, and Lamgaday, Robin. Air maintenance tire pumping tube cover strip. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Gobinath, Thulasiram, Marks, Patrick David, Gopala, Arun Kumar Byatarayanapura, Kang, Jungmee, & Lamgaday, Robin. Air maintenance tire pumping tube cover strip. United States.
Gobinath, Thulasiram, Marks, Patrick David, Gopala, Arun Kumar Byatarayanapura, Kang, Jungmee, and Lamgaday, Robin. Tue . "Air maintenance tire pumping tube cover strip". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1485807.
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abstractNote = {An air maintenance tire assembly is provided in which an elongate groove is located within a first sidewall of a tire. The groove forms an elongate channel within the first sidewall and an elongate groove access passage extends from the elongate channel to an access opening located at an outward surface of the first sidewall. An air pumping tube inserts through the groove access passage and is positioned within the groove channel. A cover strip attaches to the first sidewall to enclose the access opening of the groove access passage. The cover strip is positioned along the first sidewall at a higher distance from the bead region of the first sidewall than the groove channel to avoid contact with a wheel rim flange when the tire is mounted to a wheel rim.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
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