Post cure correction of tire uniformity.
Issued: June 21, 2005
Inventors: David John Baiter, Michael Alois Kolowski and Anthony J. Scarpitti
Assigned: Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Key statement: (1) Providing 360 degree circumferential tread restraint; (2) sealingly holding the beads concentric to, and equidistant from, the axis of rotation, and symmetrically spaced about the equatorial plane; and (3) inflating the selected tire to a controlled pressure, and holding the controlled pressure for a controlled time to a controlled temperature above a glass transition temperature of the tire's ply cord material; and before the end of the controlled time, cooling the selected tire below the glass transition temperature.
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|Date:||Oct 1, 2005|
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