Sata Yoshiyuki: Tire manufacturing method, preset bead molding apparatus, and preset bead molding system. Bridgestone, July 26, 2006: EP1683628-A1 (6 worldwide citation)

There is provided a method of tire manufacturing a tire in which preset-beads each preformed by mounting a bead filler on a bead core are disposed radially outward of a carcass band and both side portions of the carcass band are turned around the preset beads to build the tire. The method eliminates ...

Harley P Weyand Jr: System and apparatus for storing and processing strip material. The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, Ronald Brietkrenz, September 2, 1986: US04609161 (6 worldwide citation)

A system and apparatus therefor which stores and processes flexible strip materials and particularly tire manufacturing components such as the tread portion. A portable storage unit has a pair of hollow, cylindrical-shaped spools loosely supported on a pair of cradles within a frame. A pair of annul ...

William David Mawby, George P O Brien, Eugene Marshall Persyn, James Michael Traylor: Tire manufacturing method for improving the uniformity of a tire. 7 Michelin Recherche et Technique, E Martin Remick, Alan Csontos, February 15, 2005: US06856929 (6 worldwide citation)

A tire manufacturing method includes a method for optimizing the uniformity of a tire by reducing the after cure radial force variation. The after cure radial force variation vector is modeled as a vector sum of each presenting contributions arising from the tire building steps—the “tire room effect ...

Takashi Hatanaka, Michitaka Takeshita: Rubber composition comprising surface-treated carbon black. Bridgestone Corporation, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak and Seas, August 16, 1988: US04764547 (6 worldwide citation)

A rubber composition comprising 30-140 parts by weight of carbon black treated with a particular compound based on 100 parts by weight of rubber which provides an improved reinforcement property of the rubber composition and at the same time improvement of the efficiency of productivity in tire manu ...

Augusto Pizzorno: Apparatus for automatically handling a mold for tires with a rigid segmented core. Industrie Pirelli S p A, Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher, November 20, 1979: US04174940 (6 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.

Mark Anthony Sieverding, Jean Claude Girard, William Dudley Currie, David Alan Henthorne, Dennis Alan Lundell: Tire manufacturing module and method of manufacturing tires. The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Richard B O Planick, David L King, March 27, 2007: US07195047 (5 worldwide citation)

A module for manufacturing a cured tire from a plurality of tire components is disclosed. The module has a plurality of component appliers located at spaced locations along a predetermined path, and a mobile tire building trolley for movement along the predetermined path and two detachable tire buil ...

Robert Albert Lammlein Jr: Method and apparatus for building a puncture sealant preassembled component. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, June E Rickey, July 17, 2012: US08221573 (5 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for making a preassembly of built in sealant useful in tire manufacturing. The method of making the preassembled sealant includes extruding a center strip and at least two axially outer strips of a sealant onto a first conveyor belt; wherein the center strip and the axially ou ...

Yasushi Nojiri, Toru Nagahata: Apparatus and method of manufacture for a green tire. Sumitomo Rubber, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, December 21, 1993: US05271790 (5 worldwide citation)

The green tire manufacturing apparatus includes an unwinding apparatus for unwinding a tire component in web form wound on a reel; a transfer apparatus for transferring the unwound tire component longitudinally through a first conveyor located upstream and a second conveyor located downstream, where ...

William Crombie: Twin rotary drum tire manufacturing unit. The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, Ernst H Ruf, June 28, 1988: US04753707 (5 worldwide citation)

A tire manufacturing unit having two tire building drums mounted on respective coaxial and independent half shafts butt connected in a rotary manner so as to define a single continuous shaft supported in a rotary manner on a platform mounted for rotation in successive 180.degree. steps about a horiz ...