US Patent Application No: 2011/0186,202

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TIRE HAVING GUM STRIP AND CHAFER

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A tire having a circumferential tread, at least one belt, an inner liner, a pair of sidewalls, at least one carcass ply, and a pair of bead portions. The pair of bead portions each further includes a bead core, a bead filler having an upper end, a chaffer, and a gum strip. The chaffer extends axially outward from the inner liner towards the sidewall and curves radially upward along an axially outer portion of the bead core. The sidewall gum strip extends radially upward from a curved portion of the chaffer, wherein the sidewall gumstrip is located axially between the at least one carcass ply turn-up end and a sidewall.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE OPERATIONS, LLCNASHVILLE, TN183

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Harris, Bradley Jameyson New London, US 3 15
Swartzwelder, Chris A Akron, US 2 0

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2002/0162,616 Passenger tire with chapex construction 6 2001
 
SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD. (5)
* 5,427,164 Heavy duty radial tire for minimized road damage 5 1992
* 5,879,485 Pneumatic radial tire including rubber spacer between axially adjacent carcass cords 6 1997
* 2005/0145,314 Method of manufacturing pneumatic tire 6 2005
* 7,712,500 Pneumatic tire with cushion rubber and method for producing the same 3 2006
* 7,997,318 Heavy-load tire with wind bead structure 2 2008
 
COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN (3)
* 5,379,820 Tire intended for heavy loads and to be inflated to a high pressure 10 1993
* 5,769,982 Tire with reinforced beads 8 1996
* 5,743,976 Radial tire for airplanes with beads having two bead rings 8 1996
 
Pirelli Pneumatici S.p.A. (1)
* 7,201,199 Tire with bead core with hexagonal section 4 2001
 
The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (1)
* 5,221,385 Pneumatic radial tire with noise suppressing rubber sheet in the bead region 6 1991
 
BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION (1)
* 5,958,163 Pneumatic radial tire with specified bead reinforcing layer 3 1997
 
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (12)
* 4,726,408 Pneumatic tire bead portion structure 15 1987
* 5,385,190 Biased pneumatic tire having a belt structure with six annular layers 7 1993
* 5,871,602 Tire with carcass turn up ends under belt structure 13 1997
* 6,634,397 Tire having floating reinforcement in the shoulder/sidewall 4 1999
* 6,648,041 Aircraft tire with improved bead structure 4 2001
* 7,096,909 Aircraft tire with improved bead structure 2 2003
* 7,093,635 Aircraft tire with improved bead structure 2 2003
* 7,100,655 Aircraft tire with improved bead structure 2 2003
* 7,503,360 Radial farm tire for high clearance sprayers 4 2005
* 2009/0101,267 MULTIPLE PLY MODULAR CONSTRUCTION 2 2007
* 2009/0151,843 PNEUMATIC TIRE WITH INCREASED LOWER SIDEWALL DURABILITY 2 2007
* 2010/0024,948 ENHANCED RADIAL AIRCRAFT TIRE 2 2008
 
BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE NORTH AMERICAN TIRE, LLC (2)
* 6,913,053 Three ply layer turn-up pneumatic tire 5 2002
* 2003/0217,801 Three ply layer turn-up for pneumatic tire 1 2002
 
MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A. (1)
* 5,427,166 Run-flat tire with three carcass layers 60 1994
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