Patent Number: 8,714,219

Title: Integrated tire section repair

Abstract: Methods of repairing tire portions have steps that include removing at least part of the damaged portion of the tire to form an aperture or opening through the tire; forming one or more grooves in the tire adjacent to and extending from the aperture; placing at least one repair reinforcement within each of the one or more grooves; placing a patch on the tire to cover the aperture and each repair reinforcement; and, applying material to fill the remainder of the opening.

Inventors: Colby; E. Bruce (Greenville, SC), Wimmer; Ralph E. (Simpsonville, SC)

Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.

International Classification: B29C 73/04 (20060101); B29C 73/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018