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Title: Apparatus and method for assembling a pumping tube into an air maintenance tire sidewall groove

Abstract

Apparatus and method of assembling an elongate air pumping tube into an elongate tire sidewall groove includes engaging the tire sidewall outward surface with an impact wheel at an impact location proximally adjacent and above the elongate groove as the tire is rotated. The groove is thereby spread segment-by-segment for segment-by-segment synchronous insertion of the tube into the groove. The groove is closed segment-by-segment as each spread segment is returned to its original narrower dimension utilizing elastomeric material composition properties of the tire sidewall.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1771523
Patent Number(s):
10807332
Application Number:
14/489,608
Assignee:
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B60 - VEHICLES IN GENERAL B60C - VEHICLE TYRES
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B29 - WORKING OF PLASTICS B29D - PRODUCING PARTICULAR ARTICLES FROM PLASTICS OR FROM SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0005447
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 09/18/2014
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Dyrlund, Christopher David, and Delgado, Andres Ignacio. Apparatus and method for assembling a pumping tube into an air maintenance tire sidewall groove. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Dyrlund, Christopher David, & Delgado, Andres Ignacio. Apparatus and method for assembling a pumping tube into an air maintenance tire sidewall groove. United States.
Dyrlund, Christopher David, and Delgado, Andres Ignacio. Tue . "Apparatus and method for assembling a pumping tube into an air maintenance tire sidewall groove". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1771523.
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