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Georg G A Bohm, John D Rensel, Russell W Koch, John L Turner, Robert J Trew: Combination monitoring device and patch for a pneumatic tire and method of installing the same. Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, Thomas R Kingsbury, Fred H Zollinger III, John H Hornickel, May 14, 2002: US06388567 (46 worldwide citation)

A monitoring device and patch combination used to monitor the conditions of a pneumatic tire having an innerliner includes a monitoring device and patch. The monitoring device includes a first connection element that is connected to the monitoring device. The patch includes an antenna that is connec ...


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Paul B Wilson, Robert J Trew, Russell W Koch: Combination monitoring device and patch for a pneumatic tire and method of installing the same with a coupled antenna. Bridgestone Firestone Research, Fred H Zollinger III, Thomas R Kingsbury, March 27, 2001: US06208244 (37 worldwide citation)

A monitoring device and patch combination used to monitor the conditions of a pneumatic tire having an innerliner includes a monitoring device and a patch. The monitoring device includes at least one sensing element that is adapted to sense a condition of the pneumatic tire. The monitoring device al ...


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Nick M Bosyj, Arne J Diehl: Vacuum cleaner air exhaust arrangement. The Hoover Company, A Burgess Lowe, Thomas R Kingsbury, September 7, 1999: US05946771 (32 worldwide citation)

A hard bag cleaner is provided where cleaner air is exhausted through a lower positioned motor-fan system disposed in the hard bag portion of its cleaner. Air then moves upwardly along the side of the hard bag portion of the cleaner to be exhausted horizontally outwardly therefrom. A series of verti ...


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Daniel R Miller, Vincent L Weber, Douglas C Barker: Wheel driven suction nozzle. The Hoover Company, A Burgess Lowe, Thomas R Kingsbury, October 5, 1999: US05960514 (28 worldwide citation)

A wheel driven suction nozzle having an upper body attached to an under body. An opening is formed at a front of the upper body which provides access to a suction cavity. An agitator covered with a fluff material is removably rotatably mounted within the cavity and extends partially out a bottom of ...


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Daniel I Levy, Pradipta N Moulik, Mohamad Taghizadeh, Daniel J Leonard: Pedestal mounted full reservoir air spring piston. BFS Diversified Products, Thomas R Kingsbury, Michael Sand, John H Hornickel, May 14, 2002: US06386524 (28 worldwide citation)

An air spring has a piston formed of a high strength plastic material consisting of a main shell and a bottom end sealing plate extending between a pair of concentric inner and outer annular walls. A pair of internal auxiliary reservoirs or subchambers are formed within the piston and are in fluid c ...


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Gordon E Hardman, John W Pyne, Molly A Hardman, David A Przygocki, David M Coombs, Paul B Wilson, Ronald C Grush, Philip B Loudin, Brett W Floyd: System for conserving battery life in a battery operated device. Thomas R Kingsbury, June 15, 2010: US07739529 (26 worldwide citation)

A system for conserving battery life in a battery operated device such as a tire tag where there are several modes of operation. The typical mode is the deep sleep mode where the tag is generally inactive (no clock is running; however, an RC watchdog timer is running, which uses very little power). ...


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Russell W Koch, Paul B Wilson: Method of attaching sensitive electronic equipment to the inner surface of a tire. Bridgestone Firestone Research, Thomas R Kingsbury, Michael Sand, John H Hornickel, October 30, 2001: US06309494 (25 worldwide citation)

An attachment between a monitoring device and an innerliner of a tire includes the use of an epoxy adhesive that bonds the monitoring device directly to the inner surface of the innerliner of the tire. The innerliner is first roughened in a manner that provides a roughened portion of the innerliner ...


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William S Niaura, Peyman Pakdel: Externally guided ER damper. Bridgestone Firestone, Thomas R Kingsbury, Michael Sand, November 20, 2001: US06318521 (22 worldwide citation)

A vibration damping device is mounted between two spaced portions of a vehicle for absorbing road forces exerted on the vehicle. A cylindrical housing forms an internal piston chamber and is connected at one end to one portion of the vehicle, with an outer end of the rod of a piston which is slidabl ...


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Russell W Koch, Paul B Wilson, Michelle R Stalnaker: Method for preparing an innerliner of a pneumatic tire for the quick bonding of an electronic monitoring device. Bridgestone Firestone Research, Thomas R Kingsbury, Michael Sand, June 12, 2001: US06244104 (21 worldwide citation)

A method for preparing an innerliner of a pneumatic tire and adhering an electronic monitoring device to the innerliner includes the step of providing a patch having a cover and a layer of uncured rubber. The patch is placed at a selected area of the innerliner of a green tire before the green tire ...


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Paul P Koeske, Mohamad Taghizadeh, Pradipta N Moulik, Todd M Ziems, Andreas Peickert: Non-metallic spacer for air spring assembly. Bridgestone Firestone, Michael Sand, Thomas R Kingsbury, John H Hornickel, June 26, 2001: US06250613 (21 worldwide citation)

A spacer for an air spring assembly includes a substantially cylindrical body having a substantially planar mounting surface. The body includes a central hub, an outer rim, and a plurality of structural arms connecting the outer rim to the central hub. The central hub includes a pair of concentric h ...