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APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN AIR MAINTENANCE TIRE

United States Patent Application

20160082682
A1
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Apparatus and method for manufacturing an air maintenance tire includes an air pumping tube assembly station constructing an air pumping tube sub-assembly, a tire preparation station for modifying a cured tire to accept the air pumping tube sub-assembly, an air pumping tube sub-assembly installation station and a pressure regulator installation station. The air pumping tube sub-assembly inserts into an elongate tire groove opening, facilitated by groove-spreading apparatus.
Dyrlund, Christopher David (Canton, OH), Delgado, Andres Ignacio (Medina, OH)
14/ 489,580
September 18, 2014
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT FUNDING [0001] This invention was made with government support under contract number DE-EE0005447 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.