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Donald O Still, Hubert T Hovance, George J Burley: Method for ply application. The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, Ronald Brietkrenz, August 15, 1989: US04857123 (20 worldwide citation)

A means and method for applying a stabilizer ply to a tire building drum and more particularly a means and method for cutting and applying the stabilizer ply material and specifically means for cutting the stabilizer ply material between cords disposed therein and correcting for variations of the co ...


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Appleby Paul E, Folden Denver C, Riggs Robert S: Tire-building drum. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, February 22, 1972: US3644162 (20 worldwide citation)

A tire-building drum of the collapsible type having a plurality of segments which, in the expanded condition of the drum, collectively form a tire-building surface. Radial movement of the segments between the expanded and collapsed condition of the drum is controlled by two sets of links one of whic ...


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Moscovita Peter A: Splicing tool. Owens Corning Fiberglas Corporation, Staelin Carl G, Overman John W, Stutz Paul F, September 30, 1975: US3909341 (19 worldwide citation)

Abutting edges of various plies wrapped about a tire building drum in the assembly of unvulcanized tire components are spliced together with a hand-held tool which features a pair of freely rotatable, oppositely slanted wheels mounted so that the angular peripheries of the wheels cooperate with the ...


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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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Joseph F Stalter deceased, Gilbert M Feller: Tire building drum. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, T P Lewandowski, July 28, 1987: US04683021 (17 worldwide citation)

A tire building drum (10) has a central shaft (13) and a pair of end drum assemblies (12) mounted for axial movement along the shaft. The end drum assemblies (12) include a main sleeve (19) slideable on the shaft (13), and an annular housing (24) mounted on the sleeve to form an annular chamber (32) ...


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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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Toshinori Yabe: Apparatus for building green tires. Bridgestone Tire Company, August 2, 1977: US04039366 (17 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for building green tires, wherein stitching means is mounted on a carrier which transfers a tire component to and around the circumference of another tire component laid on a tire building drum. The carrier in the form of a ring shape is adapted to be axially movable toward and ...


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Carpentier Jean M, Vorih William J: Method for manufacturing a first stage radial tire for vehicles.. Firestone Tire & Rubber Co, November 25, 1987: EP0246497-A2 (17 worldwide citation)

A method for manufacturing a first stage radial tire consisting of two superimposed tubular layers, of which the first, composed solely of elastomeric materials, is formed from a central innerliner, two lateral abrasion strips and two sidewalls, and the second consists of a body ply formed from a te ...


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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 ...


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John D Clothiaux, Sheldon Smilo: Apparatus and technique for monitoring component position during tire building. Bridgestone Corporation, Ernst H Ruf, April 27, 1993: US05206720 (17 worldwide citation)

A system and technique for monitoring the positions of the lateral edges of tire components during a tire building operation. Fluorescent lamps are positioned on opposite sides of the tire building drum to orthogonally impinge light onto the vertical cut edges of the tire components. The cut ply cor ...