Patent Number: 7,086,440

Title: Pneumatic tire with annular reinforcing strip layer

Abstract: A pneumatic tire has a tread with shoulders, a belt structure located below the tread, and a carcass with two sidewalls, two inextensible annular beads, and a radial ply structure. The shoulders of the tire have a continuous curving radially outer profile so that the shoulders transition smoothly from the tread profile to the tire sidewalls. The tire has a belt structure formed of an annular layer of parallel cords, the annular layer having a pair of opposing annular edges and a continuous radius curve profile. Located radially inward of the axial edges of the annular layer of the belt structure is an annular reinforcing strip layer. The strip has a width of not greater than 30 mm and extends axially outward of the annular layer edges by a distance of not more than 10 mm.

Inventors: Baran; Woiciech Franciszek (Ettelbruck, LU)

Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

International Classification: B60C 17/00 (20060101); B60C 9/18 (20060101); B60C 9/22 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018