Abstract: A cured blend of a butyl rubber ionomer, at least one elastomer co-curable with the butyl rubber ionomer and a filler has improved physical and/or dynamic properties, most notably improvements in one or more of green strength, flex fatigue, adhesion and tear strength.
Abstract: A method of preparing a green tire innerliner, the method comprising mixing one or more vulcanizable rubbery polymers, less than 0.75 parts by weight zinc oxide, less than 0.75 parts by weight magnesium oxide, and less than 0.75 parts by weight sulfur, per 100 parts by weight rubber, to form a vulcanizable mixture and extruding the mixture to form a green tire innerliner.
Abstract: An object of the present invention is, in a thermoplastic elastomer composition in which a modified rubber is dispersed and filled in an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer matrix in order to improve the low-temperature durability of the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer, to reduce the extrusion load during extrusion molding thereof into a film without deteriorating the low-temperature durability. The present invention is a thermoplastic elastomer composition comprising an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A) and a modified rubber (B) dispersed in the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A), wherein the modified rubber (B) has an acid anhydride group or epoxy group and is dynamically cross-linked by a compound (C) having at least two amino groups. This thermoplastic elastomer composition can be suitably used in the production of an inner liner of a pneumatic tire.
Abstract: A tire and methods of manufacture thereof comprising a tire body and a metal reinforcing strip comprising at least one metal alloy foil layer to provide puncture resistance, wherein the at least one metal alloy foil layer comprises a spinodal glass matrix microconstituent structure.
March 5, 2012
Date of Patent:
July 2, 2013
The NanoSteel Company, Inc.
Charles D. Tuffile, David P. Paratore, Daniel James Branagan
Abstract: An object of the present invention is, in a thermoplastic elastomer composition in which a modified rubber is filled and dispersed in a polyamide resin matrix in order to improve the low-temperature durability of the polyamide resin, to reduce the extrusion load during extrusion molding thereof into a film without deteriorating the low-temperature durability. The present invention is a thermoplastic elastomer composition (E) comprising a modified polyamide resin (C) and a modified rubber (D) dispersed in the modified polyamide resin (C), the modified polyamide resin (C) being a resin obtained by melt-blending an polyamide resin (A) and a compound (B) capable of reacting with a terminal amino group of a polyamide resin, wherein the modified rubber (D) has an acid anhydride group or epoxy group and is dynamically cross-linked by a compound (F) having at least one disulfide bond and at least two amino groups.
Abstract: A tire for vehicles which does not require pressurization by means of a pressurized fluid has a tread, two sidewalls, and two beads which are attached to a wheel rim made of elastomer material, and is provided with at least one tubular reinforcement body which is associated with the tread; each of the sidewalls having a respective homogeneous resilient annular membrane, a straight generatrix of which forms an angle (A) other than 90° with the axis of the tire; the membranes being stretched radially between the tread and the beads such as to be pre-tensioned in the absence of external loads acting on the tire.
June 15, 2004
Date of Patent:
May 31, 2011
Fiat Auto S.p.A.
Stefano Re Fiorentin, Mario Palazzetti, Giovanni Monfrino
Abstract: Bicycle wheels have integral reflective areas to increase visibility of the bicycle. These areas show through portions of the wheel tread, so that the tread protects the reflector material from wear. The reflecting areas are scattered over the wheel and situated at a variety of angles with respect to the plane of the wheel so that reflectors are always situated to reflect light from the sun, a street lamp, or car headlights. A bicycle tire of the conventional sort having a tube and removable outer tire having tread is used. The outer tire has holes formed in it interspersed among the raised areas of tread. Reflecting material in sheets is placed between the outer wheel and the tube. Preferably, the reflecting material is affixed to the outer tire, and is coated with a protective coating.
Abstract: A pneumatic tire which makes it possible to effectively prevent puncture during running without involving a large increase in weight or degradation of riding comfortability. This pneumatic tire has a plurality of films disposed in the manner of fish scales in at least a region corresponding to a tread portion of an inner surface of the tire, each of the films being partially fixed on the inner surface of the tire, the fixed portions of the films being covered by the non-fixed portions of the other films.
Abstract: A vehicle tire, which includes an outer tire fastened to a rim, a plurality of hooks, which secure the outer tire to the rim, an inner tube mounted within the outer tire and the rim, the inner tube having a plurality of pegs raised from a sidewall thereof at an inner side and defining a plurality of air channels, and a protective cushion mounted within the outer tire around the inner tube to protect the inner tube against external objects, the protective cushion having a plurality of pegs raised from the periphery thereof and defining a plurality of air channels, the hooks each having a plurality of longitudinally extended flow guide grooves for guiding outside air to circulate through the air channels in the protective cushion and the inner tube to carry heat away from the inside of the tire.
Abstract: Protective liner for bicycle or motorcycle tires with a flexible, extruded U shaped length of PVC foam that conforms to the inner diameter of a conventional bicycle tire, a method of curving the U shaped extruded foam liner so that it takes on the diameter of a bicycle tire, and a method of inserting the U shaped extruded liner into a bicycle tire. A preferred embodiment includes the liner is made of PVC foam nitrile polymer type 3pns322 from Kirkhill Rubber.
Abstract: A vehicle inner tube includes an inflatable tube, a protective tube mounted around the inflatable tube for protection, the protective tube formed of a plurality of air balls and having recessed breaker seats equiangularly spaced around its inner diameter, a plurality of breaker units respectively mounted on the inner diameter of the protective tube and partially overlapped on one another and adhered to recessed breaker seats in the protective tube, the breaker units each including a flexible breaker holder having two reversely horizontally extended side insertion slots and a downwardly obliquely extended bottom insertion slot, two side breakers respectively directly inserted into the horizontal insertion slots and partially projecting out of the breaker holder at two opposite sides, and a bottom breaker inserted into the bottom insertion slot and secured thereto by glue means, an endless cover layer covered on the protective tube and adhered thereto by glue means, the endless cover layer comprising a pluralit
Abstract: A protective tire liner is positioned between the bicycle inner tube and the bicycle outer tire of a bicycle wheel. The tire liner includes a puncture-resistant flexible strip to protect the inner tube from puncture damage, and at least one covering layer on the puncture-resistant flexible strip to cover at least the side edges thereof. The puncture-resistant strip has a relatively abrasive surface especially at side edges thereof so as to be capable of abrading the inner tube upon relative motion. Accordingly, the covering layer prevents abrading of the inner tube which would otherwise occur. The protective liner protects the inner tube from puncture damage, such as from thorns, as are commonly encountered when mountain biking. In one embodiment, the at least one covering layer comprises a flexible plastic strip spirally wound about the puncture-resistant flexible strip.
February 18, 1997
Date of Patent:
July 28, 1998
L. H. Thomson Company, Inc.
Christopher McGee, Daniel R. Nietzold, Loronzo H. Thomson
Abstract: A tire inner-liner, comprising a solid rubber and a complex, said complex comprising a reactive rubber and a layered silicate clay uniformly dispersed therein. The complex comprising the clays significantly improve the low air permeability of the tire inner-liner without adversely affecting the rubber composition.
Abstract: An elastomer barrier composition comprises a melt blend of syndiotactic 1,2-polybutadiene, a terpolymer of ethylene, vinyl acetate and vinyl alcohol, and a compatibilizing agent. The melt blend is formed under suitable mixing and shear conditions such that the terpolymer exists as a separate domain in generally a flat or plate-like form. The elastomer barrier material can be utilized in rubber compositions such as in the innerliner of the tire.
Abstract: An improved method for the construction of tire liners (19) incorporating a core strip (10) of high temperature and pressure (HPT) molded and vulcanized rubber or another tread supporting material which allows low temperature and pressure (LPT) vulcanizable rubber to flow and to bond the core in place in the liners is described. The tire liner preferably includes LPT vulcanized rubber (16, 17 and 18) surrounding the HPT strip (10) with flexible wings (16) on the side resulting from the flow of vulcanizable LPT rubber during molding of the tire liner. The LPT rubber as vulcanizable sheets 11 and 12 is preferably wrapped around the strip of HPT rubber in such a manner that during molding the rubber flows to the short sides (10b) of the HPT core to form the flexible LPT wings on the tire liner. The tire liner is adapted for mounting inside pneumatic tires adjacent the tread (102) to provide protection against objects penetrating the tread and to stabilize the tread.