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 new patent  Shea butter-containing rubber compositions and related methods

Disclosed herein are rubber compositions comprising shea butter and a rubber, and tires (and tire components) made from the rubber compositions. The rubber component comprises at least one conjugated diene monomer-containing polymer or copolymer. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Rubber compositions containing viscosity modifier and related methods

Disclosed herein are rubber compositions containing a viscosity modifier and related methods such as for preparing a rubber composition containing a viscosity modifier. The viscosity modifier is an olefin copolymer and may be utilized in a neat or in an oil-extended form. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Tire having a conductivity path

A tire includes a body ply sheet having a rubber core defined by a top surface having a length and a width, a bottom surface having substantially the same length and width, and side surfaces having a common height. The rubber core is further defined by a top rubber layer and a bottom rubber layer. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Pneumatic tire having advantageous low temperature performance characteristics

A vulcanizable composition for manufacturing a tire component includes a vulcanizable rubber, a curative for the rubber, and a dihydrocarbyl succinate.. . ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Rubber-covered textile cords, tires containing same, and related methods

The present disclosure is directed to textile cords covered with a rubber composition of specified composition, tires having at least one component comprising the rubber-covered textile cords, and related methods for increasing aged cord coverage of rubber-covered textile cords and for preparing the rubber-covered textile cords. The rubber composition of specified composition includes silica filler in an amount of up to 20 phr and silane coupling agent in an amount of up to 5 phr.. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Belt assemblies coated with a magnetic rubber composition and tires including the same

Disclosed herein are magnetic rubber compositions including magnetic particles and a rubber, and tires and tire components made from the magnetic rubber compositions. The magnetic rubber compositions are used to form belt assemblies having non-metal reinforcing components, such as fiberglass. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Pneumatic tire having reinforcing members and air barrier layer

A method of preparing a tire including the steps of: providing a cured tire, the tire including a first bead, a second bead, a carcass layer extending from the first bead to the second bead, and an optional innerliner layer disposed interior to the carcass layer; applying a pair of reinforcing members to the carcass layer or to the optional innerliner layer, if present; and applying an air barrier composition to the pair of reinforcing members, and to a portion of the carcass layer or to a portion of the optional innerliner layer to thereby form an air barrier layer.. . ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Tire curing bladder with an air barrier layer

A method of manufacturing a tire curing bladder, the method includes the steps of (i) providing a cured tire curing bladder; and (ii) applying an air barrier composition to the cured tire curing bladder to form an air barrier layer. A method of restoring the air retention of a tire curing bladder, the method includes the steps of (i) providing a used tire curing bladder; and (ii) applying an air barrier composition to the used tire curing bladder to form an air barrier layer.. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Tire having component with release coated surface and related processes

Disclosed herein are a tire comprising at least one component having a surface coated with a liquid release layer, a process for preparing a tire having at least one component with a surface coated with a release layer, and a cured tire comprising a tire body at least one component with a surface coated with a release layer. The release layer comprises at least one silicone rubber and at least one adhesive polymer which may be present in latex form in the liquid release layer.. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Method for determining concentric mounting of a tire on a wheel

Method for determining concentric mounting of a tire on a wheel. In one embodiment, method for determining concentric mounting of a tire on a wheel comprises: providing a tire including at least one bead area, wherein at least one rim centering tolerance indicator is oriented in the at least one bead area, and wherein the at least one rim centering tolerance indicator extends circumferentially about the tire; mounting the tire on a wheel to form a tire-wheel assembly, the wheel includes a circular cross-section including a center point; rotatably mounting the tire-wheel assembly on a tire balancing machine; providing a light source adjacent to the tire-wheel assembly, the light source projects a projected reference point upon the at least one bead area; rotating the tire-wheel assembly; and observing the runout of the projected reference point relative to the at least one rim centering tolerance indicator.. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Tire structure for externally mounted device

A tire includes a first side and a second side, and a tread portion extending between the first side and the second side. The first side includes external geometry having at least one rib surrounding a recess, without extending into the recess. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Internal tire windmill energy harvester

Electrical system may be configured to operate inside a tire mounted to a wheel. Electrical system may include a plurality of microelectromechanical system (mems) devices including a gas flow energy receiver mechanically coupled to at least one base. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Tire tread featuring a sipe

Various embodiments of a tire tread having at least one sipe comprising an s-shaped geometry are disclosed. In one embodiment, a tire is provided, comprising: a tread portion comprising tread block or tread rib; the tread block or the tread rib having at least one sipe, wherein the at least one sipe includes at least one convex portion and at least one concave portion forming an s-shaped geometry along at least a portion of a length of the sipe, wherein the s-shaped geometry along at least a portion of the length of the sipe has an amplitude (a1), and wherein the amplitude (a1) varies along a radial height of the sipe, and wherein the at least one sipe includes a first curvilinear portion and a second curvilinear portion oriented substantially radially within the sipe, and forming an s-shaped geometry along the radial height of the sipe.. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Devices for reducing tire noise

A noise damper, noise attenuation device, and tire and noise damper assembly are disclosed. The noise damper, noise attenuation device, and tire and noise damper assembly mitigate sound produced by a moving tire. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

02/08/18 / #20180037069

A runflat tire with sidewall-reinforcing inserts

A run-flat tire having a tread, an inner liner disposed beneath the tread, a body ply, and a pair of sidewalls axially spaced apart from one another is disclosed. The run-flat tire further includes a pair of sidewall-reinforcing portions each disposed in respective sidewall regions and each having a fabric barrier; a first sidewall-reinforcing insert between the fabric barrier and the inner liner; and a second sidewall-reinforcing insert disposed between the fabric barrier and the body ply. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

01/18/18 / #20180015785

Non-pneumatic tire assembly including a replaceable tread element

Various embodiments of a non-pneumatic tire assembly including a replaceable tread element are disclosed. In one embodiment, a tire assembly is provided, the tire assembly comprising: a non-pneumatic tire having: a rim portion, an outer ring oriented radially outward of the rim portion, and a web structure connecting the rim portion and the outer ring; an inner tread band oriented radially outwardly of the non-pneumatic tire and connected to a radially outer side of the outer ring; and an outer tread oriented radially outwardly of the inner tread band and connected to the inner tread band.. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

01/11/18 / #20180009971

Rubber composition and tire comprising sustainable resources and related methods

Recycled elements and/or renewable resources, such as recycled carbon black or recycled carbon black and recycled particulate rubber, are incorporated into a rubber composition. The rubber composition can be used to manufacture tires or various tire components including tire subtreads.. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

01/11/18 / #20180009262

Non-pneumatic tire

Various example embodiments of a non-pneumatic tire, and methods for making the same, are disclosed. In one embodiment, a non-pneumatic tire is provided, the non-pneumatic tire comprising: a tread; at least one support ring, wherein the at least one support ring and the tread are concentric; at least one base element oriented between the tread and the at least one support ring; and a hub.. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

01/11/18 / #20180009261

Rubber compositions for radio devices in tires

The embodiments described herein generally relate to an electronic communication module suitable for incorporating into a tire or tire retread, where the electronic communication module comprises a radio device having at least a portion of its outer surface surrounded by a rubber composition. Certain embodiments also relate to tires or tire retreads containing the electronic communication module. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

01/04/18 / #20180001704

Tire with arched spokes

A tire includes an inner hoop, an outer hoop, and a plurality of spokes extending from the inner hoop to the outer hoop. Each of the spokes includes a y-shaped base, including a radially extending stem, a first concave branch, and a second concave branch. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

01/04/18 / #20180001703

Tire sidewalls including polymeric organosilicon compounds

A tire sidewall comprising a vulcanized rubber and a polymeric organo silicon compound.. . ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

12/28/17 / #20170369739

Amino alkoxy-modified silsesquioxane adhesives for adhering steel alloy to rubber

A coated wire includes a steel alloy coated with a coating comprising one or more amino alkoxy-modified silsesquioxane compounds selected from the group consisting of an amino alkoxy-modified silsesquioxane, an amino/mercaptan co-alkoxy-modified silsesquioxane, an amino/blocked mercaptan co-alkoxy-modified silsesquioxane, or a salt of one or more thereof. A rubber composition and a process for coating wire is also disclosed.. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

12/28/17 / #20170369682

Hemp oil-containing rubber compositions and related methods

Disclosed herein are rubber compositions comprising hemp oil and a rubber, and tires (and tire components) made from the rubber compositions. Also disclosed are methods of improving the tear resistance of a rubber composition by utilizing hemp oil in the rubber composition.. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

12/28/17 / #20170369620

Actinic radiation curable polymeric mixtures, cured polymeric mixtures and related processes

The present disclosure is directed to actinic radiation curable polymeric mixtures, cured polymeric mixtures, tires and tire components made from the foregoing, and related processes.. . ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

12/28/17 / #20170368880

Tire and wheel assembly having angled interfaces

A tire is configured to be received by a wheel having at least one angled surface. The tire includes a tread portion, a first sidewall, and a second sidewall. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

12/28/17 / #20170368875

Rubber compositions for radio devices in tires

The embodiments described herein generally relate to an electronic communication module suitable for incorporating into a tire or tire retread, where the electronic communication module comprises a radio device having at least a portion of its outer surface surrounded by a rubber composition. Certain embodiments also relate to tires or tire retreads containing the electronic communication module. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

12/28/17 / #20170368874

Rubber compositions for radio devices in tires

The embodiments described herein generally relate to an electronic communication module suitable for incorporating into a tire or tire retread, where the electronic communication module comprises a radio device having at least a portion of its outer surface surrounded by a rubber composition. Certain embodiments also relate to tires or tire retreads containing the electronic communication module. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170362416

Oil-containing rubber compositions and related methods

Disclosed herein are rubber compositions comprising bio-oil produced by a recombinant cell. Also disclosed are methods of controlling the variability of fatty acid content in bio-oil containing rubber compositions or tires comprising at least one component incorporating the bio-oil containing rubber composition, and a method of providing a bio-oil-containing tire with a reduced carbon footprint.. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361662

Radar wear sensing for tire applications

A radar-based-sensing system for a tire includes a plurality of sensors disposed circumferentially around a tire annulus. Each sensor in the plurality of sensors is permanently disposed within the tire annulus. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361661

Rfid wear sensing for tire applications

A tire or tire tread features a helical, metallic rfid tag antenna, configured to provide an operable frequency response between 900 and 930 mhz upon receiving 100 electromagnetic waves having a power between 12 and 24 dbm. The helical, metallic rfid tag antenna is disposed within the at least one tread feature and has a wear rate commensurate with a wear rate of the at least one tread feature. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361655

Methods for treating inner liner surface, inner liners resulting therefrom and tires containing such inner liners

Methods for treating the surface of a cured inner liner are disclosed. By use of these methods a treated, cured inner liner is produced which has a lower surface with increased adherability to other materials (e.g., adhesives). ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361654

Tire sidewalls including high molecular weight waxes

A tire sidewall comprising a vulcanized rubber and a high molecular weight wax.. . ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361557

Tire having an over-molded bead construction

A pneumatic tire having a bead filler molded over a bead bundle to form an over-molded bead. The bead bundle may include at least one bead wire. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361554

System and apparatus for heating molds

Various systems and apparatuses for heating molds, including for example tire molds, are disclosed. Heating of molds may be effected via induction heating technology. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361553

Sipe blade venting structure

A system for venting a tire mold including at least one conduit that creates a fluid connection between an interior and an exterior of a tire mold, with at least one sipe blade extending across the conduit such that the air to either side of the sipe blade will exit the tire mold interior when a tire is formed.. . ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361552

Tire mold and vent insert having corresponding surfaces

A system for venting a tire mold includes a tire mold having an interior region and an exterior region. The interior region is defined by a surface having a non-smooth portion that defines a pattern. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

12/14/17 / #20170357887

Tire having radio frequency identification device for monitoring structural health

A tire includes a plurality of tire components defining a plurality of layers. A radio frequency identification (rfid) tag is disposed between at least two of the plurality of layers. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

12/14/17 / #20170355238

Rubber article including electronics device fastener

A rubber article having an electronics device fastener is provided. In one embodiment, a tire is provided, the tire comprising: a first surface; a second surface; and a tire body contained between the first surface and the second surface; wherein the tire body comprises a cavity having a cavity major width in at least one of an axial direction and a circumferential direction, wherein a channel extends between the cavity and the first surface, wherein the channel has a channel major width in at least one of the axial direction and the circumferential direction, wherein the cavity major width is greater than the channel major width, and wherein a protrusion of a fastener is engaged within the cavity.. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

12/14/17 / #20170355237

Assembly for attaching an electronics package to a tire

An assembly for mounting an electronics package to an interior of a tire includes a carriage configured to receive an electronics package. The assembly also includes an attaching device having a first side and a second side. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

12/14/17 / #20170355233

Tire with concave sidewalls

A tire having a central axis and a radius further includes a circumferential tread having a convex cross-section. The convex cross-section is defined by a radius that is less than a maximum radius of the tire. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

12/14/17 / #20170355159

Method of applying a post cure laminate to a tire

A method of applying a laminate to a tire includes pre-treating a portion of the tire and placing the laminate on at least the pre-treated portion of the tire. The method further includes placing an electrical heating element on top of the laminate and placing a pressure element over the electrical heating element and the laminate. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170349007

Optical-based tread depth measuring device, system, and method

A device, system, and method for optically measuring the tread depth of a tire mounted on a vehicle, wherein at least one of a camera, a processor, and an onboard computer may be configured to determine the tread depth from images of the tire tread. Tread depth may be measured when the vehicle is either stationary or moving. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170349005

Flanged tire and wheel assembly

A non-pneumatic tire includes a circumferential tread having a first axial width. The tire further includes a lower annular band having a circumferential convex curved surface and a second axial width greater than the first axial width. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

11/30/17 / #20170342253

Rubber compositions containing whey protein

The present disclosure is directed to rubber compositions comprising a butyl rubber or a halogenated butyl rubber, at least one filler, and a whey protein component. The whey protein component is present in an amount sufficient to provide about 0.1 to about 10 phr whey protein in the rubber composition. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

11/30/17 / #20170342252

Rubber compositions containing whey protein

The present disclosure is directed to rubber compositions comprising a conjugated diene rubber, a reinforcing silica filler, and a whey protein component. The whey protein component is in an amount sufficient to provide about 0.1 to about 10 phr whey protein. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

11/30/17 / #20170341471

Tire with tread features having offset protrusions

A shear-controlled tire tread includes a plurality of narrow channels disposed generally perpendicular to a rolling direction. Each narrow channel includes a heel side, a toe side, and a valley connecting the heel side and the toe side, and a first plurality of ridges disposed on a heel side and a second plurality of ridges disposed on a toe side. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

11/16/17 / #20170326922

Tire with bead regions having multiple bead fillers

A tire includes a bead portion with a bead core having a main bead filler and an auxiliary bead filler, and a carcass ply wrapped around a portion of the main bead filler. An end of the carcass ply is located axially outside the main bead filler and radially below an apex of the main bead filler. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

11/09/17 / #20170320361

Tire having grooves comprising sipes and/or other cross-groove negative geometry

Various embodiments of a tire having grooves comprising sipes or other cross-groove negative geometry are disclosed.. . ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

09/21/17 / #20170267840

Starch pre-blend, starch-filled rubber composition, and related processes

Disclosed herein is a liquid pre-blend of starch and oil. The pre-blend comprises starch and oil and can be used (is suitable for use in) a rubber composition. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

09/21/17 / #20170267032

Sensory misalignment siping

A wear detection system for truck steer tires is provided. A plurality of sipe groups are located in a tread rib of the tire. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

09/14/17 / #20170259625

Pneumatic tire having sidewall cover layer

A pneumatic tire having a sidewall cover layer for application of a printing ink and/or paint is provided. In one embodiment, the tire comprises: a sidewall portion including a cushion layer and a cover layer, wherein the cover layer is oriented axially outwardly of the cushion layer, wherein the cover layer is bonded to the cushion layer, wherein the cover layer is formed from a material that contains wax in a concentration of less than 0.03 pph, and wherein the cushion layer does not contain a wax.. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

08/31/17 / #20170247532

Silica-containing rubber compositions containing specified coupling agents and related methods

Disclosed herein are rubber compositions comprising a conjugated diene-containing polymer, a reinforcing filler including silica, a bi-functional silane coupling agent, and an unsaturated, non-sulfur silane coupling agent, where the ratio of the bi-functional silane coupling agent to the unsaturated, non-sulfur silane coupling agent is from about 5:1 to about 20:1. Also disclosed are related methods which include both in-situ reaction of the silica filler and the unsaturated, non-sulfur silane coupling agent and pre-reacting of at least a portion of the silica filler and at least a portion of the unsaturated, non-sulfur silane coupling agent.. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

08/31/17 / #20170247530

Methods for preparing tire treads with advantageous wear characteristics

A method for preparing a vulcanizable composition of matter, the method comprising mixing rubber, silica, silica coupling agent, a strong base, and nicotinamide to form a masterbatch, introducing a curative to the masterbatch, and mixing the curative into the masterbatch to form a vulcanizable composition of matter.. . ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

08/31/17 / #20170246914

Tire traction element

Various embodiments of a tire traction element are provided. In one embodiment, a tire traction element is oriented in a circumferential groove of a tire to provide improved snow and/or mud traction. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

08/31/17 / #20170246906

Tire having an asymmetric body ply construction

A pneumatic tire may have an outboard bead portion oriented on an outboard side of the tire, an inboard bead portion oriented on an inboard side of the tire, an outboard sidewall portion oriented on the outboard side of the tire, an inboard sidewall portion oriented on the inboard side of the tire, an outboard shoulder portion oriented on the outboard side of the tire, and at least one body ply. The body ply may extend about the outboard bead portion and have a first turnup that extends to at least the outboard shoulder portion. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

08/31/17 / #20170246738

Adjustable rotating tire section buffing table

A table comprising a worktop including an axis of rotation, a perimeter, and an effective radius, the effective radius defined as the average distance between the axis of rotation and the perimeter; a frame; a rotational connection disposed between the worktop and the frame, the connection configured to allow the worktop to rotate about the axis of rotation; and a plurality of bearings disposed between the worktop and the frame to rollingly support the worktop on the frame, at least one of the bearings disposed more than half of the effective radius from the axis of rotation.. . ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

08/24/17 / #20170240006

Rapid tire inflation system

A rapid inflation system is provided for the tires of a machine such as an agricultural machine which must periodically move between field conditions and road conditions. The system can relatively rapidly inflate the tires from a lower field ready state to a higher pressure road ready state by the use of a high pressure reservoir chamber defined within the tire.. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

08/17/17 / #20170233558

Methods for preparing tire treads with advantageous wear characteristics

A method for preparing a vulcanizable composition of matter, the method comprising mixing, within a first mixing step, rubber, silica, and silica coupling agent to form a first masterbatch composition, adding nicotinamide to the first masterbatch composition and mixing within a second mixing step to form a second masterbatch composition, and adding a curative to the second masterbatch composition and mixing within a final mixing step.. . ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

08/03/17 / #20170217265

Method of modeling tire performance

A method of modeling a tire includes providing a tire having a first tire design, rotating the tire under a vertical load, and measuring a plurality of forces at a plurality of selected conditions. The method further includes using a computer to plot the plurality of forces against the plurality of conditions, using the computer to plot a plurality of moments against the plurality of conditions, and using the computer to fit a first force curve to the plurality of plotted forces at the plurality of conditions, such that the first force curve is asymmetric. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

06/29/17 / #20170182848

Irrigation tire

A non directional pneumatic tire is provided for an agricultural irrigation system. The tire includes first and second side walls and a radially outer wall defining an internal inflation chamber. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

06/01/17 / #20170151837

Tire with belt having wrap around gum strip

A tire includes a circumferential tread, a pair of beads, and a pair of sidewalls. The tire further includes a plurality of circumferential belts disposed below the circumferential tread and extending in an axial direction. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

05/11/17 / #20170132586

Tire selection decision support system and method

A decision support system initially determines in response to the creation of a customer ticket a customer's driving style in accordance with user responses and input regarding driving habits and preferences, and calculates a driving style algorithm. The system compares the driving style algorithm to car tire profiles and determines which tires are best suited to the customer's driving style algorithm. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

03/23/17 / #20170080759

Methods and apparatuses for creating a visual effect on a rubber article

Various methods and apparatuses for creating a visual effect on a rubber article are disclosed. In one embodiment, a rubber article having a visual effect is provided, the rubber article comprising: a surface having at least one surface feature; and wherein the at least one surface feature comprises a plurality of linear elements creating a camouflage-shaped appearance.. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

02/02/17 / #20170028790

Radial stone ejectors

A pneumatic tire is disclosed having a tread portion including a tread groove having a groove bottom and groove sidewalls. The tread groove has a groove width defmed as a shortest distance between the groove sidewalls. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

01/26/17 / #20170021678

Tire construction with discontinuous body ply configuration

Various embodiments of a tire having a discontinuous body ply configuration are disclosed.. . ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

01/19/17 / #20170015074

System and method for building and curing a tire curing bladder

A system and method for building and curing a tire curing bladder is provided. In one embodiment, a system for curing a tire curing bladder is provided, the system comprising: a tire building drum, including: at least one end cap; and a cylindrical wall; wherein the tire building drum includes an axis of rotation and wherein the axis of rotation extends through the at least one end cap, and wherein the cylindrical wall includes at least one orifice; a mold, including: a mold ring oriented at least partially radially outwardly of the tire building drum; and at least one outside bead ring; and a tire curing press.. ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

01/05/17 / #20170003199

Dual-axis trigger for tire testing

Various embodiments relate to methods, systems, devices, and non-transitory media for increasing repeatability and reliability of tire testing trials including one or more of the following: capturing position data from a position sensor, wherein the capture of the position data is indicative of alignment with the desired testing area along the first axis; determining whether the position data indicates that the testing wheel is aligned with the desired testing area along a second axis that is perpendicular to the first axis, and when the position data indicates that the testing wheel is aligned with the desired testing area along a second axis, effecting initiation of a testing event.. . ... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc








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