US Patent No: 6,574,843

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Method and apparatus for installing and replacing valve stems

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A method and apparatus for installing and replacing a valve stem from the valve stem rim opening defined in the rim of a tubeless tire from the outside of the rim, such tool including a threaded rod for engaging the valve stem and pulling the valve stem through an inwardly tapered first tube into a second tube dimensioned to fit into the valve stem rim opening, the flange of the valve stem is gradually compressed, and after the tapered tube is removed the second tube is placed in the rim opening and the valve stem is pushed into the valve stem opening using only manual force.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Meadows, Thomas J 124 Jessica Ct., Leesport, PA 19533 1 10

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (7)
4,765,048 Valve stem inserter 11 1987
* 4,920,625 Arrowhead extractor 11 1988
5,097,580 Apparatus for installing and removing valve stems 9 1990
5,211,782 Valve assembly for tubeless tire 10 1991
5,636,436 Extended coaxial cable ejection device 2 1994
* 5,682,660 Arrowhead extractor 5 1996
D399107 Tire stem tool 5 1997
 
BRIDGE PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
D282713 Tire repair tool 19 1983
 
Victor Products (Wallsend) Limited (1)
4,528,735 Tire tool 11 1984
 
HASCO-NORMALIEN HASENCLEVER GMBH & CO. (1)
* 4,765,049 Inserting tool for elastomer die plug 6 1986
 
Chemi-Trol Chemical Company (1)
4,807,343 Tubeless tire valve stem inserter 19 1987
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
* 6,904,653 Faucet seal and spring tool 4 2003
D496627 Tire valve 2 2003
* 7,631,681 Tire-rim separation device 0 2007
8,776,589 Tire pressure sensor mounting system 0 2013
8,869,330 Multifunctional tool for automotive air conditioning system testing and maintenance 0 2013
 
CARDIACMD, INC. (5)
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* 7,785,341 Prosthetic heart valves, scaffolding structures, and systems and methods for implantation of same 4 2005
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8,608,770 Prosthetic heart valves, scaffolding structures, and systems and methods for implantation of same 0 2010
8,728,156 Prosthetic heart valves, scaffolding structures, and systems and methods for implantation of same 0 2012
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