Patent Number: 6,192,746

Title: Apparatus and method of providing electrical power to an active electronic device embedded within a tire

Abstract: A method and apparatus for connecting an electronic monitoring device to a pneumatic tire includes the steps of providing a green tire and attaching the electronic monitoring package to an anchoring patch. The anchoring patch having the electronic monitoring package is then mounted to the green tire and cured during the green tire cure process. A battery is then provided and a direct electrical connection between the electronic monitoring package and battery is then formed by plugging the battery into the electronic monitoring package. The electronic monitoring package may also be mounted in the green tire itself and cured with the green tire. The battery is connected to the electronic monitoring package after the cure process.

Inventors: Wilson; Paul B. (Murfreesboro, TN)

Assignee: Bridgestone/Firestone Research, Inc.

International Classification: B60C 19/00 (20060101); B60C 23/00 (20060101); B60C 23/04 (20060101); B60C 23/02 (20060101); E01C 23/02 (20060101); E01C 23/00 (20060101); G01L 9/00 (20060101); H02J 7/00 (20060101); E01C 023/02 (); B60C 019/00 ()

Expiration Date: 02/27/2018