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Yukitaka Okafuji, Kunio Tajima, Masaharu Sumiuchi, Masami Adachi, Shoji Takahashi: Method for forming a tire around a bead. Bridgestone Corporation, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, May 16, 1989: US04830693 (13 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for forming a tire in which an inner circumference of a tire carcass is wrapped around a tire bead by being grasped by an expanding air bladder against a stopper plate. The stopper plate, with the bladder still inflated is raised relative to the bead and main tire carcass and ...


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Seiichiro Nishiide, Masato Sueyasu, Takeshi Yonezawa, Masaharu Sumiuchi, Hiroshi Ogawa: Method of bending back tire component and apparatus for said bending-back. Bridgestone Corporation, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, December 10, 1991: US05071498 (8 worldwide citation)

A method of bending back a tire component, comprising a step in which the diameters of a pair of cylindrical bodies, whose diameters can be increased and decreased, are decreased to a minimum value to hold beads by the bodies, respectively, and the beads are set in prescribed positions on the compon ...


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Masaharu Sumiuchi, Shoji Takahashi, Toshinori Yabe, Masajiro Fujiwara, Yuichi Seki: Two stage tire building apparatus. Bridgestone Corporation, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, August 25, 1992: US05141587 (5 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for building green tires includes a carcass band forming drum for forming a carcass band, a first forming drum arranged rearward of and coaxially to the carcass band forming drum for forming green cases, a first transfer unit movable between the carcass band and first forming drums for ...


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Masaharu Sumiuchi, Seiichiro Nishide: Transfer apparatus for tire constituting members. Bridgestone Corporation, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, February 11, 1992: US05087316 (5 worldwide citation)

A transfer apparatus for tire constituting members transfers them from a pre-process drum such as a carcass band forming drum to a post-process drum such as a tire forming drum. The apparatus includes a movable frame movable between the pre-process drum and the post-process drum, a holder mounted on ...



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