Patent Number: 6,254,989

Title: Pneumatic tire including gas absorbing cords

Abstract: Elastomeric articles are rendered less susceptible to blow or blister defects by providing, in at least one cord reinforcement ply of an article, a plurality of gas absorbing bleeder cords with the reinforcement cords and gas absorbing cords lying in the same general plane and with the gas absorbing cords consisting of staple hollow filaments. The gas absorbing cords may be used as fill yarn in weaving fabric employing parallel reinforcement cords.

Inventors: Sid-Ahmed; Abdel-Hadi (Alpharetta, GA)

Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

International Classification: B60C 9/12 (20060101); B60C 9/00 (20060101); B60C 9/02 (20060101); D02G 3/48 (20060101); D02G 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018