06277904 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 8 patents.

New or improved tires and retreads for tires which incorporate Trinidad Lake Asphalt (TLA), also known as Trinidad Natural Asphalt or Epure, as a raw material therein. TLA is advantageously used in addition to or as a substitute for other known component(s) or raw material(s) in tire/retread formulations. As with other components, the amount of TLA used can vary depending on the performance characteristics desired. TLA can be added at any stage of the tire manufacturing/retread process for the purpose of reducing or replacing known raw materials or as a separate raw material to provide new and improved formulations for tires/retreads.

Title
Tires/retreads including trinidad lake asphalt as a component thereof
Application Number
9/530544
Publication Number
6277904 (B1)
Application Date
August 22, 2000
Publication Date
August 21, 2001
Inventor
Dolly Nicholas
15 Hillcrest Drive, Battoo Lands, Marabella
US
Agent
Nixon & Vanderhye P C
US
IPC
C08L 101/00
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