Michelin is a tire manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France. It is one of the three largest tire manufacturers in the world along with Bridgestone and Goodyear. In addition to the Michelin brand, it also owns the BFGoodrich, Kleber, Tigar, Riken, Kormoran and Uniroyal tire brands. Michelin is also notable for its Red and Green travel guides, its roadmaps, the Michelin stars that the Red Guide awards to restaurants for their cooking, and for its company mascot Bibendum, colloquially known as the Michelin Man.Michelin's numerous inventions include the removable tire, the pneurail and the radial tire. Wikipedia.
Michelin | Date: 2015-02-16
A method of automatically de-molding a tread from a mold is provided utilizing an automatic de-molding apparatus. The automatic de-molding device utilizes at least one anchoring member that is inserted into the mold and automatically secures the tread to the de-molding apparatus wherein the mold is mechanically removed from the mold.
Michelin | Date: 2015-08-05
The present invention includes methods and apparatus for controlling the abrasion of a tire surface. Particular embodiments provide an abrading tool for abrading a surface of a tire, the tool comprising means for rotating an abrading wheel, an abrading wheel rotatably attached to the means for rotating, and a depth guide secured to the means for rotating, wherein the depth guide includes a pair of freely rotatable, spaced apart guide wheels. Further embodiments include a depth guide configured for use with an abrading tool which includes a abrading wheel and a means for rotating the abrading wheel, the depth guide comprising a mounting member securable to the means for rotating and a pair of freely rotatable, spaced apart guide wheels rotatably attached to the mounting member. Particular embodiments further include a method for preparing a portion of a tire for repair.
Michelin | Date: 2015-07-31
A method for precisely controlling the volume of a product such as a tire tread or tire that is placed into a mold is provided. This method includes providing a tread or tire that is built upon a portable mold core by laying a series of layers on the portable mold core. The outer diameter of the tire tread or tire is initially built to be purposely smaller than the interior surfaces of the mold in order to prevent any interference from occurring between the mold and the tire tread once the tire tread and core are placed within the mold and the mold is closed. The weight of the tire tread or tire is measured to see if the volume of the tire tread or tire is within acceptable parameters to fit within the mold. If not, additional material is added to the tire or tire tread.
Michelin | Date: 2015-04-09
Michelin | Date: 2015-12-21
A method for simplifying the conventional pressure monitoring and/or adjustment method for a mounted assembly for a vehicle, in particular for a two-wheeled vehicle, and, more precisely, reducing the number of steps in the method, and a pressure monitoring and/or adjustment device for the use of this method. A mounted assembly has a tire, preferably tubeless, mounted on a rim and inflated to an initial pressure, the tire having an inner surface forming the wall of the tire cavity, in contact with the internal air, the wall of the tire cavity being at least partially covered with a self-sealing material. An inflation interface is introduced into the tire cavity by piercing a hole in the wall of the tire cavity in an area covered by the self-sealing material, the inflation interface is extracted from the tire cavity after inflation, and the pierced hole in the wall of the tire cavity is sealed spontaneously by the self-sealing material, after the extraction of the inflation interface.