Patents Represented by Attorney Richard B. O'Planick
  • Patent number: 8322036
    Abstract: A method of constructing a self-inflating tire assembly includes molding in an air tube-receiving groove within a green tire carcass wall, the groove having an access opening, primary internal groove chamber and a secondary expansion groove chamber adjacent to and communicating with the internal groove chamber. A groove partial passageway is molded with the groove at a prescribed groove outlet location and extends from the groove partially through the tire carcass wall toward the tire cavity. A tire carcass wall barrier of reduced section between the partial passageway and the tire cavity is removed in a post-cure operation to create a through-bore from the groove to the tire cavity. A pump assembly inserts into the tube-receiving groove in a post-cure procedure with an outlet passage tube from a pump assembly outlet device extended through the through-bore to the tire cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Andres Ignacio Delgado, Christopher David Dyrlund, Mark Anthony Sieverding
  • Patent number: 8291950
    Abstract: A tire assembly includes a tire carcass body and an air tube body extending between an outward facing tire body surface and an inward tire body surface. The air tube body has an enclosed hollow enclosed outlet end at a first end and an enclosed hollow inlet end at an opposite second end. An air passageway extends through the air tube body from the inlet end to the outlet end. The outlet end is positioned to face exposed from the outward tire body surface and the inlet end is positioned to face exposed from the inward tire body surface. The air tube body is integrally formed of resilient flexible material composition and includes a hollow outer casing and one or more hollow air cables positioned within the casing for regulating the rate of air flow from the inlet end to the outlet end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Daniel Paul Luc Marie Hinque, Jean Joseph Victor Collette, René Louis Bormann, Massimo Di Giacomo Russo, Gilles Bonnet
  • Patent number: D667779
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas Murphy, James Louis Weisgarber
  • Patent number: D667781
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Francois Pierre Charles Gerard Georges, Didier Winkin, Lothar Braun
  • Patent number: D668204
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Jaap Leendertse, Helmut Wolfgang Fehl, Nina Ommert, Bernd Richard Loewenhaupt, Peter Glasner
  • Patent number: D668598
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Shannon Joseph Hughes, Kazunori Shinohara, Timothy Patrick Lovell, Jonathan James Shondel
  • Patent number: D668600
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Matthieu Pingenat, Christian Jean-Michel Jetten, William Urbano Villamizar, Alexander Ossipov, Marco Johannes Oliver Horsch
  • Patent number: D670232
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Jaap Leendertse, Helmut Wolfgang Fehl, Klaus Schulmeister, Bernd Richard Loewenhaupt, Peter Glasner
  • Patent number: D670233
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Masahiro Hikita
  • Patent number: D670235
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Pascale de Briey-Terlinden
  • Patent number: D670237
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Paul Bryan Maxwell, Kathleen Elizabeth Toth, Daniel Glenn Oberlin, Dinghong Yan
  • Patent number: D670642
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Paul Bryan Maxwell, Dale Edward Umstot
  • Patent number: D671484
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Stephen Charles Bickley, Nigel Gerard Nock
  • Patent number: D671485
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Masahiro Hikita
  • Patent number: D671486
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Rooney, James Benedict Kubeck
  • Patent number: D673893
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Jaap Leendertse, Helmut Wolfgang Fehl, Klaus Schulmeister, Bernd Richard Loewenhaupt, Peter Glasner
  • Patent number: D673894
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Shannon Joseph Hughes, Michael Stefan Skurich, Timothy Patrick Lovell, Karl Eric Sundkvist, David Russell Tuck, Jonathan James Shondel
  • Patent number: D673896
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Max Harold Dixon, Robert Anthony Neubauer
  • Patent number: D673897
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Jean-Julien Edouard Ghislain Krier
  • Patent number: D673899
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Hiram William Uphouse, Richard Mark Wieland, Joel Joseph Lazeration