US Patent No: 6,741,169

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Tire tread integrity monitoring system and method

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20030006890

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A tire monitoring method and apparatus is provided to predict tire tread separation for a tire on a wheel of a vehicle. This may involve monitoring a parameter of a tire of a vehicle over time and comparing information regarding the monitored parameter (over time) with a reference threshold value of the parameter (over time). The method may also include providing information to a driver based on the comparison. The parameter may be acceleration (axial, radial or longitudinal) along an axis of the tire. The parameter may also be tire imbalance, temperature inside the tire, speed of the tire, load and/or pressure, for example. Information regarding the comparison may be transmitted to a driver if the monitored parameter exceeds the reference threshold value for a predetermined amount of time.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
TRW INC.LOS ANGELES, CA1470

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
DeZorzi, Timothy South Lyon Livingston, MI 30 567
Dunbridge, Barry Torrance, CA 21 376
Juzswik, David L Commerce Township, MI 30 809
Magiawala, Kiran R Hawthorne, CA 9 168
McIver, George W Redondo Beach, CA 27 490
Straub, Albert M Ann Arbor, MI 7 139

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