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Robert C Long, Richard K Peters: Radial mandrel. Eagle Picher, Wood Herron & Evans, March 13, 1984: US04436574 (30 worldwide citation)

A radial mandrel is provided having a plurality of alternating and interfitting large and small segments mounted on a pair of cones, which cones are movable axially toward and away from one another to in turn move the segments radially inwardly and outwardly between a contracted and expanded positio ...


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Yabe Toshinori: Green tire shaping apparatus. Bridgestone Tire Company, Waters Schwartz & Nissen, September 30, 1975: US3909337 (26 worldwide citation)

A green tire shaping apparatus which comprises a fixed frame, a swing frame swingably mounted on the fixed frame, a mechanism for swinging the swing frame, a shaping drum control arrangement mounted on the swing frame, and a tire shaping drum assembly which is detachably mounted on the shaping 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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Sinji Kawaida, Yoshihumi Kitayama: Tire building drum. Bridgestone Tire Company, Cushman Darby & Cushman, September 2, 1980: US04220494 (20 worldwide citation)

Herein disclosed is a tire building drum which is constructed expansible in diameter and stretchable in width. The tire building drum comprises in combination: a plurality of base segments circumferentially arranged to define as a whole a cylindrical drum body and adapted to be radially expansible; ...


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Drum for making tyres with radial ply carcasses. Zelant Gazuit, September 13, 1978: GB1524369-A (18 worldwide citation)

1524369 Tyre building drums ZELANT GAZUIT 31 Oct 1975 [20 June 1975] 45112/75 Heading B7C A radially expansible and contractible drum for building radial ply tyres comprises an annular elastic membrane 5 supported in its axially-central region by a plurality of shaping segments 4, each segment 4 bei ...


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William C Habert, Jasjit S Jawanda: Pneumatic tire building drum. Uniroyal, Philip Sands, August 30, 1977: US04045277 (18 worldwide citation)

A building drum for building first-stage, steel-reinforced, radial monoply, pneumatic tire carcasses, is disclosed. The drum comprises a circumferential array of drum-forming segments which are supported for radial displacement to and from contracted and expanded dispositions, and apparatus for disp ...


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Earl F Loeffler, Harley P Weyand Jr: Method and apparatus for building a tire. The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, February 9, 1982: US04314864 (17 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a tire building apparatus (10) and preferred method for building a tire. The apparatus includes a longitudinally movable carriage (12), a guideway (20) for the longitudinal movement of the carriage, a headstock (14) mounted on the carriage, a tire assembly drum (11) h ...


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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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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 ...