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United States Patent Application

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A tire for a motor vehicle having at least one carcass ply comprised of a crown portion and two axially opposite side portions terminating in beads for mounting the tire on a rim. A tread band and a belt structure are interposed between the carcass structure and the bead. Each bead includes on elongated cord comprised of a first yarn, such as aramid, having a melting or decomposition point T.sub.1, and a second yarn, such as nylon, having a melting point T.sub.2, wherein T.sub.1>T.sub.2, and T.sub.2 is greater than C.
Pierce, Doug (Elizabethton, TN), Schimmoeller, Dale E. (Leipsic, OH), Bowman, Greg C. (Findlay, OH), Donley, Timothy M. (Weldon, NC)
14/ 783,243
April 9, 2014
[0002] This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DDE-FOA 0000239 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.