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Publication numberUSRE15861 E
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 24, 1924
Filing dateApr 10, 1924
Publication numberUS RE15861 E, US RE15861E, US-E-RE15861, USRE15861 E, USRE15861E
InventorsWilliam Bbaney
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US RE15861 E
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lRe. 15,861

w. BEANEY Jue '24 1924.


Original Filed Nov. 18. 19?.)

Reissues! Jlme 24, 1924.

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Original lo. IAISOl, hted April 11, 1982, Serial lo. Bill, lied November 1l,

` reissue Iled- April 10, 1924.


To all lwhom it may conc-cm:

Be it known that I, Winnen Baazmna citizen of the United States, and a resident t of New York, in the county of Newl York,

l State of New York, have invented an Im le a--liner or flap on il the me Il to be wrapped adjustment of so into alinement to be e0 with the v ognized the defects' and l Lpinchingl provement in V1s a-s This illvelin relates to improvements in motor vehicletires and Tires, of which the following cted to beplaced betwaen theel'1v f- .and rim. na h tisw 'l inerso'r ps ave been used prior time for mainthe inner t outof contact with rim-and forlpreventing pinching of thetubebetwemthe inner edges of the tire and ween said 'edges and said rim. These known 'eonstructions however, have been formed oiga strip of material adapted to form a liner between the tube and run. Some of the known devices have been provided with means to permit the same to accommodate exion and contraction ofthe inner tube after be used for some time shortens in length olv?g to the shrinkage o f the fabric from which it il made, and when this-occurs the apertures in the liner cannot be brou ht passed over the va ve stem of the inner tube. Further than this, in the liners heretofore used, both end's of the liner will not automatically adijlust themselves when the tire is being in atedfand consequentl wrinkles and the likel are formed in t e Vliner and these wrinkles tend to rub against the, inner tube. and cause puncturingof the same.

rom ractical e`x rience in connection ers hereto ore known, I have recdisadvantages ofthe same, and it is'the `prima object of the resent inventionto provi can improved orne of the objects of my invention are to rovide an endless automaticallyI adjustable apv or liner.that will fit any size or make of automobile tire 'or tube without causing or rubbing-ofthe pneumatic inner tube. e liner is so constructed that it may be used for the more particularly to ut in this adjustable type of liner, the linerl er which will overcome these disadvan` "5 havin life of a tire regardless' of mi. animan m sex-nu n. 10am.

OF NEW YORK, N. Y., A` mnpunctures,v and it automatiown types-of liners. The

improved liner can be manufactured at as.

cost approximately equal `to the manufacturing cost of flaps now on the market;

A urther object of.the invention is to provide a liner consisting ofan endless relatively sti fabric band'that is. capable yof automatically adjusting itself to sn ly en galgee the rim and inner tube when Salis inner tu is inflated.

With the foregoing objects outlined and with other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists in t e novel features hereinafter described in detail, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and more articularly ointed out in the appended c aims.

Re erring to the drawing: j

Fi1g.1 is a side view of a wheel with a tire emp cyl thereomuxe my improved liner, mountedl tire, rim, and liner being shown` ig. 5 is a transverse sectional view of the liner and illustrating the manner in which the same is manufactured,

. -Fi 6 is a detail in thezloop at one end of the band, and

at tlg other end of the band.

In the drawing, 1 designates a 'motor vehicle wheel having 3, consisting of a casing 4 and an innfr tube a valve tube 6. All ofathese parts areof own construction "and they need a rim 2 carrying a tire" perspective view show- 1s asimilar view showing the loop is 'tube will hold a portion of the liner from not be modified or altered to accommodate my im roved liner, which will now be. describe/di The liner or flap is shown at 7 and it consists of an annular band formed of a strip vof laminated fabric and preferably provid-v ed at its ends with guide means such as loops 8 and 9, the former of which projects out wardly to surround a portion of..-tliey strip, and the latter of which extends inwardly to surround another portion ofthe strip. It will be understood that these loops permit the ends of the strip to move toward or awa from one another in order to accommodlite tires of different 'sizes and ty es and to allow automatic adjustment of t e flap when the inner tube is being inflated. Thev flap is provided with an aperture 1G to per mit the passage of the valve tube 6 and it will be understood that `when the valve tube passed through the hole 10, said valve vmovement while its end portions slide to acrd with the size of the tire.

A8 best Shown in Fig. 5, the body of the `liner is preferably formed of laminated strips 11 of rubberized fabric and a cover 12 of. some soft material such as flannel, is

placed over the laminated strips and has its inner inner tu ed, to cause the liner or flap to snugly fit the side ed es turned inwardly to engage the ace of the su rposed laminated strips as shown at 13. gy making the body of laminated stri s, a relatively stiff adjustable endless ban is rovided and when this band is laced in a vtire between the rim and be, the loops 8 and 9 will automaticallyoperate, when the inner tube is inflatrim and tube.

v When the liner has been placed in Sition, and the tube has been inflated, the iner will function to maintain the tube out of contact with the rim and also out of contact with the inner edges of the casing, and as the liner automatically adjusts itself to snugly fitthe rim and tube, a smooth sui face of the liner will be in engagement with the tube, so that there will be no dan er of injuring the latter by pinching or ru bing the same.

F rom the foregoing I believe that the construction, operation and advantages of the invention maybe 4readily understood by those skilled in the art, and I am aware that the various cha s may be made in the details disclosed without departing from ,the

` spirit of the invention as expressed in 'the folle claims.

Whatvr `claim is:

L In combination, d rim, a tire casing having spaced side cdgesvmounted on said rim, a .pneumatic `inner tube arranged within the casing, a strip ofe'xible material dinpable yof conformingtofthe changing lasci shape of the -tire longitudinally and transversely during inflation and lying between and unconnected with the inner tube and casing and bridging the space between the side edges of the casing, said strip extending entirely around the rim and having its ends overlapped, flexible means connected to one extremity of said strip and slidably engaging the other en'd portion of the strip, and other flexible means connected to the other extremity of the strip and slidably engaging the opposite end portion of said strip.

2. A combination as claimed in claim 1 in which said flexible means include straps, one strap being arranged on the inner side of the `.strip and the other strap being arranged on the outer side of the stri 3. A flap adapted to placed between an linner tube 'and a tire casing to prevent pinching ofthe tube comprising a strip of fleible material capable of conforming to -the changing shape of a tire longitudinally and and transversely during inflation adapted to extend entirely around the rim and having its ends overlapped, a transverse flexible strap connected to one extremity of said strip and slidably engaging the other end portion of the strip, and another trans verse flexible strap connected to the other extremity of the strip and slidably engaging the opposite end portion of said strip, one of sai side of the strip and the other` strap bein arran ed on the inner side thereof, and sai strip eing provided intermediate its ends with an aperture tofpermit the passage of a valve stem therethrough.

4. A. flap ada ted to be placed between an innertube an a tirepcasingto prevent pinching. of the tubev and hold the tube ouil of contact with the wheel rim comprisin a strip of flexible material capale o conforming to the changing shape of a tire longitudinally and transversely during inflatlon and yadapted to extend entirely around the rim and having its ends overlapped, said strip being provided intermediate its ends with a valve stem aper ture and means connecting the end portions of said strip andcapable of permitting both 4ends of said strip to automatically adjust themselves circninferentially while the tire is being inflated.

5. A tire fla having overlapping ends relatively mova le in line with the flap and havingmeans for guiding said ends in their relative slidin movement. y

6. A tire a having overia ping ends relatively mova le in line with t e flap and having means for preventing' the. lateral movement of said ends during their relative sliding movement.

In testimony Whereof'l aflix my signature.


straps being arrangedon the outer

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