Patent Number: 7,826,192

Title: Method and apparatus for preventing damage to electronics during tire inspection

Abstract: Disclosed are apparatus and methodologies for protecting tire electronics from electrical discharge damage during a tire inspection procedure. Aspects of different embodiments of the disclosed subject matter relate to various techniques for providing protection from high-voltage discharge for tire electronics devices. Exemplary techniques disclosed correspond to methodologies for preventing contact with a high-voltage source, controlling conditions produced by contact with high-voltage sources, or nullifying effects of contact with high-voltage sources.

Inventors: Sinnett; Jay C. (Greenville, SC), Metcalf; Arthur (Kentville, CA), O'Brien; George P. (Piedmont, SC)

Assignee: Michelin Recherche Et Technique

International Classification: H02H 3/22 (20060101); B29D 30/00 (20060101); E01C 23/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00