06779572 is referenced by 4 patents and cites 24 patents.

The present invention provides a unitary run flat tire (RFT) reinforcement that is formed into a relatively rigid shape. The reinforcement is insertable into a mold for an RFT support and can maintain the needed structural rigidity for such insertion. Further, the invention provides an RFT support that is molded and includes the RFT reinforcement. The invention also provides a wheel assembly including a tire, a rim, and an RFT support between the rim and the tire, where the support includes the RFT reinforcement. The RFT support can have a colored indicator formed or subsequently applied thereto to indicate one or more attributes of the support.

Title
Run flat tire support and colorant therefor
Application Number
9/948025
Publication Number
6779572 (B2)
Application Date
September 6, 2001
Publication Date
August 24, 2004
Inventor
Jeffery D Zawisza
Midland
MI, US
Peder E Danielsen
Midland
MI, US
Kimberly F Bennett
West Columbia
TX, US
Chris P Christenson
Beaverton
MI, US
Marty C Cornell
Lake Jackson
TX, US
Ralph D Priester Jr
Lake Jackson
TX, US
Wayne R Wilkomm
Erie
CO, US
Patricio Jimenez Jr
Lake Jackson
TX, US
Rick L Tabor
Gurnee
IL, US
Assignee
Dow Global Technologies
MI, US
IPC
B60B 17/06
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