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Toshinori Yabe: Tire building apparatus. Bridgestone Tire Company, Cushman Darby & Cushman, February 26, 1980: US04190482 (29 worldwide citation)

A tire building apparatus comprises in combination: a tire building drum including a cylindrical tire building drum body formed radially contactable and rotatable around a rotary axis thereof, and a pair of bead applying mechanism disposed in close proximity of both axial ends of the tire building d ...


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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, 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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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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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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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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Nobuhiko Irie: Apparatus for manufacturing a radial tire. Mitsubishi Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, McGlew and Tuttle, August 11, 1987: US04685992 (17 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for manufacturing a tire comprises a former for forming a carcass ply or the like to a cylindrical configuration, a bead holder for placing bead cores on the cylindrical carcass ply and then effecting assembly of a carcass ply-bead core structure. A drum receives the structure from the ...


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George E Enders: Modular tire building machine. NRM Corporation, Maky Renner Otto & Boisselle, October 28, 1980: US04230517 (17 worldwide citation)

A tire building machine comprises a number of modular packages which can be used interchangeably in single stage, or first stage tire component assembly. Some of the modular components are particularly useful in the manufacture of larger or truck type tires but can also be used in the automatic or s ...


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Armindo Cantarutti: Tire building machine. NRM Corporation, Donnelly Maky Renner & Otto, March 16, 1976: US03944456 (17 worldwide citation)

Tire building machine includes a pair of carriages axially movable in unison toward and away from opposite ends of the tire building drum on which are mounted bead carriers for supporting tire beads radially outwardly of the drum ends. Suitable controls and adjustments are provided for moving the ca ...