Global Patent Index - EP 1161354 A1

EP 1161354 A1 2001-12-12 - TIRE AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

Title (en)

TIRE AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

Title (de)

REIFEN-HERSTELLUNGS-METHODE UND DANACH ERHALTENER REIFEN

Title (fr)

PNEU ET SON PROCEDE DE FABRICATION

Publication

EP 1161354 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99970967 A

Priority

  • EP 99970967 A
  • EP 9908065 W
  • EP 98120357 A
  • US 10662798 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0024596A1] A tire with an elastomeric intermediate layer of compound material disposed between the tread band and the belted plies where the elastomeric intermediate layer is made of a fiber-reinforced material. In one embodiment, the elastomeric intermediate layer is further characterized in that it has edge portions that are about 33 % thicker than the central portion. In this embodiment, the edge portions are about 2 mm thick and the central portion is about 1.5 mm thick. The edge portions each comprise about 2/7ths of the width of the elastomeric intermediate layer while the central portion comprises the remaining 3/7ths of the width of the layer. The elastomeric intermediate layer may be reinforced with short reinforcing fibers to improve its modulus of elasticity, among other mechanical characteristics. The short reinforcing fibers have a diameter of about 10 microns, a length of about 200 microns, and an aspect ratio of about 20. The short reinforcing fibers are incorporated in the compound material with a concentration between about 5 and 15 parts per hundred of rubber (phr). A method for constructing a tire is also described.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B60C 11/00; B60C 9/18

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B29C 47/06 (2006.01); B29D 30/30 (2006.01); B60C 9/00 (2006.01); B60C 9/18 (2006.01); B60C 9/22 (2006.01); B60C 11/00 (2006.01); B60C 11/18 (2006.01); B29K 21/00 (2006.01); B29K 77/00 (2006.01); B29K 105/12 (2006.01); B29L 30/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B60C 11/18 (2013.01); B60C 9/1821 (2013.01); B60C 11/00 (2013.01); B60C 11/005 (2013.01); Y10T 152/10513 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0024596A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0024596 A1 20000504; AR 021001 A1 20020605; AT 348018 T 20070115; BR 9914855 A 20010717; BR 9914855 B1 20100209; CN 1146509 C 20040421; CN 1325347 A 20011205; DE 69934443 T2 20070927; EP 1161354 A1 20011212; EP 1452342 A2 20040901; EP 1452342 A3 20040908; EP 1452342 B1 20061213; JP 2002528316 A 20020903; TR 200101151 T2 20010921

INPADOC legal status


2004-10-27 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040417

2002-04-03 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020219

2001-12-12 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010522

2001-12-12 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE