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1. (WO2015122892) REINFORCEMENT CORD WITH RADIATION ATTENUATION COATING

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/122892    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/016214
Publication Date: Fri Aug 21 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Fri Feb 14 00:59:59 CET 2014
IPC: B60C 9/00
Applicants: ANALOGIC CORPORATION
Inventors: SHAUGHNESSY, Charles, H.
ZANIN, Eric
Title: REINFORCEMENT CORD WITH RADIATION ATTENUATION COATING
Abstract:
A reinforcement cord which comprises a first fiber (302) having a first radiation attenuation coefficient. The reinforcement cord also comprises a contrast agent applied to the first fiber. The contrast agent has a second radiation attenuation coefficient that is different (e.g., greater) than that of the first radiation attenuation coefficient. In some embodiments, the reinforcement cord is incorporated into a composite product, such as a tire. In some embodiments, the contrast agent improves and/or enhances the discernibility of the reinforcement cord in a composite product during a radiation examination, such as a computed tomography (CT) scan. A method of manufacturing the reinforcement cord is also disclosed.