Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Marc R Dion, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6487764
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of making a steel cable reinforced conveyor belt while monitoring the tensions of all the cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: David Paul Schweitzer, Thomas Goodsell Hutchins
  • Patent number: 6284180
    Abstract: A method of curing large endless track rubber belts uses a multi-platen mold assembly with a pair of fully supporting indexing wheels, non-preformed lug preparation and a post-forming cavity pressure reduction to provide cured tracks with non-deformed reinforcing members while avoiding the extrusion of rubber compound out of the ends of the molds. Also provided is an apparatus for curing large endless track belts having fully supported indexing wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Thomas Brian Feldmann
  • Patent number: 5858147
    Abstract: A method of making a reinforcing fabric having wide angles between the warp yarns and the weft yarns by helically folding on itself a strip of fabric which has been skewed such that the angle .alpha. between the warp yarns and the weft yarns is from 100.degree. to 140.degree..
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Larry Dean Goettsch
  • Patent number: 5852086
    Abstract: An antigel agent composed of four types of antioxidants that allows polyamides to be blended with acrylonitrile/butadiene polymers with minimum generation of gels and yields a blend which can be extruded or sheeted to give a uniformed shaped product, for example, sheets and molded articles and is essentially free of plugging the screens of extruder used to extrude hose tube or sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: James Walter Horvath, Faith Michelle Howard
  • Patent number: 5773114
    Abstract: A splice for a fabric reinforced conveyor belt comprising a fabric layer having mating ends cut as an arc of a circle having a radius whose length is greater than the width of the fabric. There is also provided a fabric reinforced conveyor belt comprising: a) a pulley cover; b) at least one layer of fabric reinforcement; and (c) a top cover, wherein the fabric layer has a splice as described immediately above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Anthony Dennis Adams
  • Patent number: 5704862
    Abstract: This invention relates to dual-sided multi-ribbed power transmission belts having a plurality of longitudinally extending, transversely spaced alternating ribs and grooves with the ribs having a distance between their midpoints of a pitch P on both sides of the belt. The grooves on opposite sides of the belt are transversely offset from each by a distance of P/2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Michel Leroy Janne, Steven Mark Anderson
  • Patent number: 5704999
    Abstract: A wear indicator strip for a pneumatic tire having a multiply carcass, such as a military aircraft tire, is located preferably between the two radially outermost carcass plies. The wear indicator strip is of a contrasting color and comprises and elastomeric compound of natural or polyisoprene rubber reinforced with silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Lewis Timothy Lukich, Raymond Benjamin Roennau, Paul Harry Sandstrom
  • Patent number: 5704861
    Abstract: A synchronous drive belt/pulley combination wherein the lateral edges of the belt overhang the pulley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Frank Joseph Feuerborn
  • Patent number: 5698278
    Abstract: A hose having an inner tube layer comprised of an elastomeric layer having embedded therein a screen mesh and a wire helix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Jacques Bernard Emond, Andre George Cook
  • Patent number: 5671907
    Abstract: An air spring assembly having a flexible member and moveable piston is provided. A bead surface of the flexible member is secured into a channel in the moveable piston to create an air-tight seal which can withstand tensile stress. The hollow piston increases the volume of the air reservoir which contributes to a reduction in the spring rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1997
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: John Eric Arnold
  • Patent number: 5634497
    Abstract: It is presented a hose (1) for suction and discharge of ore slurry or any other abrasive material, manufactured in accordance with the techniques already known for the manufacture of hoses for transport of abrasive material, which presents a sensor (11) fixed to the referred hose (1) which indicates the total or partial wear of the internal layer (3) of the hose (1), by means of the connection with the first and second layers of braided copper wires (4, 6) so that same may be replaced, thus avoiding its rupture or blow up when transporting abrasive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Emilio P. Neto
  • Patent number: 5622391
    Abstract: A hose/clamp assembly is provided wherein the hose is provided with a protrusion which engages with a slot in the clamp. Further provisions allow for the orientation of the clamp on the hose to facilitate assembly onto motor vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Donald R. Belik
  • Patent number: 5618999
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for monitoring the condition at or near the surface of objects is disclosed. The apparatus is a vehicle which includes a housing which is supported and translated across the object surface by three wheels. The front or first wheel is associated with an encoder and sensor which magnetically determines the physical condition of the object. The apparatus includes a starter block which includes a series of metallic wires embedded at certain depths and locations within the starter block. The vehicle passes over the starter block prior to passing over the object in order that the vehicle be recalibrated by the starter block prior to observing the physical condition of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1997
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: David P. Schweitzer, James A. Grimes, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5590901
    Abstract: A door and frame in a motor vehicle interior instrument panel or other trim panel is obscured to a vehicle occupant before deployment of an air bag located behind the trim panel. A trim element cover overlaps a joint between the door and frame. The trim element cover is able to self-heal small punctures or slits so that foam materials on an inner side of the panel are prevented from passing through the holes or slits. The frame is stronger relative to the opening due to a reinforcing element applied to the inside perimeter of the opening on the underside of the trim element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Cline J. MacGregor
  • Patent number: 5580033
    Abstract: A bellows type air spring having a circular lobed body member with an inner an outer rubberized fabric reinforcing ply and a bead ring at each end. The turn up portion at each end of the fabric layers is wrapped around the bead ring with the turn up portion of the inner ply extending axially inwardly from the bead ring a substantial distance beyond the end of the turn up portion of the outer ply on both ends of the spring to provide longer flex life and prevent premature cracking of the body member in the areas of the end bead rings. The manufacturing method involves the use of an inner fabric ply that is substantially longer in the axial direction than the outer ply instead of using both inner plies of the same axial length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Thomas E. Burkley, Robert C. Schisler, Gary J. Thompson
  • Patent number: 5575729
    Abstract: A carcass for an elastomeric drive belt having at least one layer of wire reinforcement made up of two cables spirally wound on each side of a mid-circumferential plane, one in the S direction and the other in the Z direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Thomas B. Feldmann, Wesley K. Olson
  • Patent number: 5535994
    Abstract: The airspring piston of this invention in some of its aspects comprises a cylindrical center portion whose lower end defines a piston bottom including a retainer for a fastener attaching said piston to an unsprung portion of a vehicle, an annular dome portion extending radially outward from a top end of cylindrical portion and ending at its outer periphery with a downwardly and outwardly arcuate bead retention portion which in turn concludes with a skirt portion which extends downwardly and flares outwardly and further downwardly to a point where the end of the skirt portion is a predetermined distance above said piston bottom. The piston may contain a plurality of circumferentially spaced ribs and a plurality of circumferentially spaced gussets to strengthen the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Carl K. Safreed, Jr.
  • Patent number: D363815
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1995
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: James H. Lucarelli
  • Patent number: D386893
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Donald Frances Allan Begg, II, Ronald John Priest
  • Patent number: D414919
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Donald Frances Allan Begg, II, Ronald John Priest