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Angel Ramon Terrado Albareda, Joseph Schoellen: Stitcher for tire building. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, F W Brunner, R S Washburn, October 4, 1977: US04052246 (27 worldwide citation)

Stitchers for consolidating tire building components successively wrapped on a building drum comprise multiple thin or narrow annular discs in side-by-side array. Each is free independently and individually to rotate about an axis common to the discs in response to the rotation of the building drum, ...


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Donald C Kubinski, Robert S Riggs: Tire building drum. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, F W Brunner, R S Washburn, March 1, 1977: US04010058 (22 worldwide citation)

A tire building drum having simple economical means for expanding both drum shoulders and bead-locating fingers as well as for convenient and simple adjustment of the length of the drum between shoulders. Air for inflating pairs of ply-turnup bladders is supplied externally by way of an air ring on ...


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Paul E Appleby, Christopher E Christie, John H Gerstenmaier, Thomas F Minter, Edwin S Woodhall: Tire building system. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, F W Brunner, R S Washburn, October 11, 1977: US04053342 (20 worldwide citation)

A coordinated method and apparatus system for concurrently building an endless band and an endless inextensible belt, transferring the band coaxially of itself to a carcass forming and shaping drum, enfolding beads in inwardly turned ends of such band to form a carcass, then shaping the carcass whil ...


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Paul E Appleby, Denver C Folden, Joseph F Stalter Jr, Harry R Swanson: Tire carcass assembly. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, R S Washburn, October 7, 1980: US04226656 (20 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for assembling a tire carcass comprising a precarcass band and a pair of inextensible bead rings. The band is built and consolidated on a form having a rigid cylindrical surface. The band includes at least one cord or wire-reinforced ply and one or more tire liners of a rubbery ...


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William J Head, Erik R Kampinga, John Kolbjorn Rodseth: Turn-up or turn-over bladder for tire building machines. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, R S Washburn, May 2, 1978: US04087306 (19 worldwide citation)

An annular bladder providing both circumferential expansion and rolling movement normal to its circumference in response to inflation thereof, said bladder having a cylindrical outer wall extending between a forward edge and a rearward edge and being turned radially and axially inward at the respect ...


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Paul E Appleby, Christopher E Christie, John H Gerstenmaier, Thomas F Minter, Edwin S Woodhall: Tire building system. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, R S Washburn, January 16, 1979: US04134783 (16 worldwide citation)

A coordinated method and apparatus system for concurrently building an endless band and an endless inextensible belt, transferring the band coaxially of itself to a carcass forming and shaping drum, enfolding beads in inwardly turned ends of such band to form a carcass, then shaping the carcass whil ...


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Gilbert A Felten, Jean Marc Dupommier: Tire building drum. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, R S Washburn, December 16, 1980: US04239579 (16 worldwide citation)

A tire building drum having radially expandable shoulder forming means and radially expandable bead seating means. The drum includes an independently operable pair of annular pistons associated respectively with the shoulder forming means and the bead setting means such that the shoulder forming mea ...


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Richard J Olsen: Curing a replaceable tread for a big tire. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, R S Washburn, October 28, 1980: US04230511 (15 worldwide citation)

An endless tread assembly is fabricated on a ring having grooves and ridges which mold the radially inward surface of the tread assembly. The ring is a thin walled cylinder having a single slit or gap. The tread assembly on the ring is suspended by rotatable wheels rollable on the inward surface of ...


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Robert H Johnston, Ralph O Kline: Cleaning tire molds by ultrasonic wave energy. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, F W Brunner, R S Washburn, November 9, 1976: US03990906 (15 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for cleaning a tire curing mold by immersion in liquid cleaning agent bath, wherein the complete upper assembly of the mold is immersed in the bath and slowly rotated. Super or ultrasonic energy sources are particularly located and aimed, so that in combination with the relative ...


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Glenn C Fauss, Robert J Scribner: Treatment of tire making components. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, F W Brunner, R S Washburn, April 26, 1977: US04020354 (15 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for treating running lengths of tire ply stock, gum stock, chafer, chipper, and similar components of diverse widths by electron radiation from a high voltage electron accelerator in a shielded chamber, facilitates handling by plural parallel conveyors which can operate individually for le ...