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Seiichiro Nisimura, Toshifumi Hata, Kenji Yamashita: Green tire feed system between forming and vulcanizing processes. Bridgestone Corporation, Sughrue Minn Zinn Macpeak & Seas, February 19, 1991: US04993906 (16 worldwide citation)

A green tire feed system provided between the forming process and the vulcanizing process in a tire manufacturing installation. This green tire feed system comprises pallets, each adapted to be charged with green tires, pallet loading tables disposed respectively in front of the respective vulcanizi ...


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Karl J Siegenthaler: Road vehicle tire manufacturing method. Bridgestone Corporation, David A Thomas, January 24, 1995: US05384084 (16 worldwide citation)

A method of manufacturing road vehicle tires, whereby a toroidal forming mold, housing a finished green tire, is fed successively through a first preheating station where peripheral heating elements preheat the tread portion of the green tire; through a second curing station where the tire is cured; ...


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Seizaburo Inoue, Norvel L Smith: Method of exchanging a die holder. Bridgestone Corporation, Bridgestone Tire Manufacturing, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak and Seas, March 24, 1987: US04652410 (16 worldwide citation)

A method of exchanging a preheated die holder in a die head portion with an existing die holder by moving the preheated die holder into alignment with a recess formed by clamp members and inserting the preheated die holder horizontally. The previously used die holder can be ejected vertically onto a ...


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Augusto Pizzorno: Method and improved apparatus for automatically handling a mold for tires with a rigid segmented core. Industrie Pirelli S p A, Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher, July 3, 1979: US04160007 (15 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for automatically disassembling and reassembling a mold for making a tire. Apparatus for automatically performing the entire tire-manufacturing operation is also disclosed.


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Fang Zhu, Julien Matthieu Flament: Tire uniformity through compensation between radial run out and stiffness variation. Michelin Rechercheqet Technique, Dority & Manning P A, May 8, 2007: US07213451 (14 worldwide citation)

Methodology for characterizing non-uniformity forces at a tire spindle, such as low and high speed radial force variations and high speed tangential force variations include the steps of measuring radial run out and radial or tangential force variations at high and/or low speeds. From such measureme ...


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Fang Zhu: Prediction and control of mass unbalance and high speed uniformity. Michelin Recherche et Technique, Dority & Manning P A, August 1, 2006: US07082816 (13 worldwide citation)

Technology is disclosed for characterizing both mass uneven distribution and high speed uniformity of a tire. Mass uneven distribution is identified from analysis of at least two radial run out (RRO) measurements, wherein a first RRO measurement is obtained for a relatively high speed of at least ab ...


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George R Edwards: Radial tire manufacturing method. Spencer & Kaye, November 21, 1978: US04126720 (13 worldwide citation)

A method of forming a reinforcing fabric and in particular a body ply for a radial tire. A continuous narrow ribbon, which is formed of an uncured elastomeric material having a plurality of spaced substantially parallel reinforcing means, preferably individual steel filaments, embedded in the elasto ...


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Clark A Roberts, Mark S Byerley: Tire manufacturing drum having simultaneous axial and radial adjustability. Wyko, Pitts & Brittian P C, May 9, 2000: US06058999 (10 worldwide citation)

A rotatable drum (10) for use in the manufacture of vehicle tires, the drum including a plurality of segments which collectively define an outer circumference (32) of the drum. The segments are divided into first and second end portions (15,17) which are individually mounted for axial and radial mov ...


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William C Christie: Tire sidewall deformation detection techniques. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, T P Lewandowski, R E Larson, October 9, 1984: US04475384 (10 worldwide citation)

An improvement in a tire manufacturing system including means for testing the extent of sidewall deformation of a tire. The tire is rotated and measured for lateral runout of both sidewalls. The resulting data is converted to digital form and analyzed by groups in order to increase the accuracy by w ...


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Teruo Tanaka, Yukio Saegusa: Radial tire manufacturing method. Bridgestone Corporation, Sughrue Mion PLLC, February 4, 2003: US06514441 (10 worldwide citation)

In order to manufacture a radial tire, first, in an average waveform recording step, a waveform component of radial force variation (RFV) by a molding factor in each molding machine, and a waveform component of RFV by a vulcanization factor in each vulcanizer are respectively acquired and recorded i ...