Patent Number: 6,612,346

Title: Nitrogen flow stabilizer with tire pressure measuring capabilities

Abstract: A method of inflating a tire comprising separating N.sub.2 gas from air using a membrane; providing the N.sub.2 gas to a storage tank having capacity for at least 40 cubic feet of N.sub.2 gas at 18.degree. Centigrade, providing the N.sub.2 gas from the storage tank to a hose, the hose including a stop valve and a fitting suited to mate with a tire inflation stem; securing the fitting to a tire inflation valve, and opening a stop valve to initiate the introduction of N.sub.2 gas into the tire.

Inventors: Allen; Daniel Lee (Lebanon, TN), Vasser; John Martin (Murfreesboro, TN)

Assignee: Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC

International Classification: B60S 5/04 (20060101); B60S 5/00 (20060101); B65B 001/04 ()

Expiration Date: 09/02/2020