Machine for fitting and removing a tire from a rim of a wheel. The machine comprises a frame, a rotating table in order to attach the wheel thereto by its rim and to rotate the rim about its axis (Y), and a tool for fitting and/or removing the tire from the rim. The tool is connected …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Bertrand du Quesne, Francis du Quesne
Assignees (initial): Bertrand Du Quesne (Schaerbeek, BE)
Agents: Christopher Casieri (attorney)

The application was examined by Danny Hong, Monica Carter (USPTO dept. 3727)


  • 1. A machine for fitting and removing a tire (1) from a rim (2) of a wheel …
  • 2. The machine as claimed in claim 1 , wherein the axis (Y) of the table …
  • 3. The machine as claimed in claim 2 , wherein the four pivots (p, q, r, s,) substantially …

International priority data

EP: 09170819 / Sep. 21, 2009 (regional)

Cited documents


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Brief Description of the Figures

These aspects and other aspects of the invention will be clarified in the detailed description of particular embodiments of the invention, reference being made to the drawings of figures …


Cross-Reference to Related Application

The present patent application claims the right of priority under 35 U.S.C. §119 (a)-(d) of European Patent Application No. EP 09170819.8, filed Sep. 21, …

Detailed Description of Particular Embodiments

Since machines for fitting and removing a tire from a rim of a wheel are known in general, their operating principle will not be described below. The focus will therefore …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The patent particularly claims a machine for fitting and removing a tire (1) from a rim (2) of a wheel…, the grant number is 08522851, numbered 12/884,937 (application), the published inventor's name is du Quesne Francis, the claim number 1 is selected as exemplary, similar classification categories are characterised by means for securing tyres on rim or wheel body, only seating the beads, only by isolated recesses, e.g. grooves, slots or holes, Grooving, Slitting Lacerating of Rubber Tires, Three or more rim engaging elements, Pivoted linkage movable in tire plane, Tread patterns, Single link or pry type, characterised by the groove cross-section, e.g. for buttressing or preventing stone-trapping, Pushing elements on opposed faces of tire and / or rim, the application publication date is Sep. 17, 2010, the invention is titled Machine for Fitting and Removing Tires, the grant publication date is Sep. 3, 2013, the invention details are shown in 15 figures, the application was examined by Monica Carter, the assistant Danny Hong (3727 USPTO department), the drawings include the following: Machine for Fitting and Removing, schematically a top view of the machine, schematically a front view of the machine, schematically a profile view of a machine, the patent grant was extended by 398 days, developed by Bertrand du Quesne et al., the invention description is illustrated by 6 drawings, the assignee company is Bertrand Du Quesne located in Schaerbeek (BE), 8 claims comprise the protection scope, the assignee is a foreign company or corporation, originally classified under For collapsing or shifting tire axially, the published applicant's name is Francis du Quesne, the agent's name is Casieri Christopher.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under acting on the tyre tread, For collapsing or shifting tire axially, Pedestal type, Apparatus or tools adapted for mounting, removing or inspecting tyres, Pushing elements on opposed faces of tire and / or rim, for only seating the beads, Circumferentially traveling, Both on tire, for removing and mounting tyres, acting axially on the whole circumference of the bead or side wall, Single link or pry type. The designated search classifications include Single link or pry type, For collapsing or shifting tire axially.

Patent details
Publication number 08522851
Publication date Sep. 3, 2013
Kind code B2
Application number 12/884,937
Application date Sep. 17, 2010
Application type U
Application series code 12
Extension term 398
National classification 157/1.17
Total number of claims 8
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 6
Number of figures 15
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