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Number: 156/394.1
Name: Adhesive bonding and miscellaneous chemical manufacture > Surface bonding means and/or assembly means therefor > Tire body building type
Description: Apparatus uniquely adapted for assembling the various components in manufacturing flexible or resilient articles for use on the periphery or rim of a vehicle wheel to absorb shock.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
156/414 Building drums, per se 114
156/407 Centerless core or off-center support of annular tire structure 5
156/397 Means building tires from strands or narrow tapes 159
156/395 Means delaminating protective liner from lamina 16
156/398 Means operating on the bead portion of the tire 93
156/396 Multiple discrete building forms and/or means advancing a building form through multiple work stations 120
156/408 Relative traversing motion between rotating tire supporting structure and pressing or bending means 24
156/421.8 Ring-shaped lamina stretching means 16
156/404 Solid tire building type 12
156/421 Stitching elements, per se 50
156/421.2 Tire chamber and means regulating interior casing pressure 11
156/421.6 Tire support with pressing or heating means 24
156/405.1 With fabric or tread stock feeding means 137
156/421.4 With means for folding lamina while on drum 12

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8684057 Driving apparatus of building drum for tire Apr. 1, 2014
8679272 Run-flat pneumatic tire assembly and method Mar. 25, 2014
8596322 Tire support apparatus Dec. 3, 2013
8512494 Method for manufacturing a green tyre using a building drum and a transfer device Aug. 20, 2013
8474499 Puncture resistant tire Jul. 2, 2013
8431062 Tire unloading apparatus and method in a curing line Apr. 30, 2013
8312908 Device for regulating the delivery rate of a linear element Nov. 20, 2012
8282372 Apparatus and method for vulcanizing pneumatic tire Oct. 9, 2012
8272417 Expandable mandrel having adjustable width Sep. 25, 2012
8202604 Pneumatic tire and method of production of same Jun. 19, 2012
8171971 Driving apparatus for tire building drum May. 8, 2012
8171619 Device for manufacturing a pre-assembly for a tire May. 8, 2012
8082965 Rubber sheet joining apparatus Dec. 27, 2011
8048247 Method and apparatus for manufacturing tyres for vehicle wheels Nov. 1, 2011
7909078 Method for measuring green tire components Mar. 22, 2011
7849901 Autoclave for curing retreaded tires Dec. 14, 2010
7736454 Method for incorporating an annular antenna and electronics into a tire Jun. 15, 2010
7520949 Tire manufacturing method and tire Apr. 21, 2009
7442335 Apparatus and method for loading and unloading a tire press Oct. 28, 2008
7150303 Autoclave for curing retreaded tires Dec. 19, 2006
7083692 Method and device for vulcanizing shaped bodies from rubber mixtures Aug. 1, 2006
6988524 Apparatus for making tires filled with flatproofing material Jan. 24, 2006
6911113 Apparatus for recapping tires Jun. 28, 2005
6889723 Preparation for sealing punctured tires and apparatus for the sealing and pumping up of tires May. 10, 2005
6866494 Device for producing a two-part tire layer Mar. 15, 2005
6866495 Apparatus for manufacturing tread bands for vehicle tires Mar. 15, 2005
6783343 Two-piece retread envelope Aug. 31, 2004
6656301 Green tire storage device with inflatable bladders Dec. 2, 2003
6523594 Tire retreading plant Feb. 25, 2003
6503354 System and method for reducing blistering in automobile racing tires Jan. 7, 2003
6451162 Tire tube manufacturing apparatus Sep. 17, 2002
6363989 Anti-tack bladder Apr. 2, 2002
6290810 Mold for curing precured treads to tire casings Sep. 18, 2001
6270602 Air removal and fastener extraction system Aug. 7, 2001
6261409 Inner curing envelope for use in retreading tires Jul. 17, 2001
6190479 Cured tread processing for tire retreading Feb. 20, 2001
6056852 Retreading wick and method of manufacture May. 2, 2000
6053228 High impact logo structure for the tire sidewall Apr. 25, 2000
6017206 Tire mold and tire molding process Jan. 25, 2000
5882471 Vacuum connector apparatus for retreading tires Mar. 16, 1999
5776508 Apparatus for loading of green tire on bladderless tire vulcanizer Jul. 7, 1998
5705023 Adjustable recapping ring Jan. 6, 1998
5698064 Apparatus for manufacturing recapped tire Dec. 16, 1997
5658419 Curing envelope spreader for use in a tire retreading process Aug. 19, 1997
5639326 Tire mold and tire molding process Jun. 17, 1997
5609715 Tire puncture repair apparatus Mar. 11, 1997
5580513 Tire curing bladder with improved release characteristics Dec. 3, 1996
5573625 Apparatus for applying polyurethane layer to tire sidewall Nov. 12, 1996
5494551 Segmented matrix apparatus for forming a tread pattern in a retread tire Feb. 27, 1996
5474645 Apparatus for applying premolded tire sidewall appliques Dec. 12, 1995

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