Tire tread integrity monitoring system and method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6741169
APP PUB NO 20030006890A1
SERIAL NO

09900323

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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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TRW INC.LOS ANGELES, CA375

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
DeZorzi, Timothy South Lyon, MI 25 765
Dunbridge, Barry Torrance, CA 15 526
Juzswik, David L Commerce, MI 24 924
Magiawala, Kiran R Hawthorne, CA 6 221
McIver, George W Redondo Beach, CA 23 618
Straub, Albert M Ann Arbor, MI 6 183

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