Patents Assigned to Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
  • Patent number: 10974553
    Abstract: A tire casing is equipped with a radiofrequency transponder and includes a crown, two sidewalls and two beads, each bead including at least one annular bead wire revolving around a reference axis, at least one annular carcass ply, coaxial with the reference axis anchored in the beads separating the tire casing into two zones, inside and outside the carcass ply. The radiofrequency transponder comprises at least one electronic chip and a radiating radiocommunication antenna and is positioned radially externally in relation to said bead wire, characterized in that the radiofrequency transponder comprises a primary antenna electrically connected to the electronic chip, in that the primary antenna is electromagnetically coupled to the radiating antenna, and in that the radiating antenna is formed by a strand helical spring defining a first longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Julien Destraves, Annabel Tourenne, Sebastien Noel, Jean-Mathieu Clergeat, Isabelle Aldon
  • Patent number: 10975000
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catalyst that comprises at least the tantalum element, at least an aldolizing element and at least a mesoporous oxide matrix, with the tantalum mass being between 0.1 and 30% of the mesoporous oxide matrix mass, the mass of the at least one aldolizing element being between 0.02 and 4% of the mesoporous oxide matrix mass, and use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: IFP Energies Nouvelles, Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Nicolas Cadran, Alexandra Chaumonnot
  • Patent number: 10975044
    Abstract: A halogenated benzoxazine compound, which can be used in particular as monomer in the synthesis of polybenzoxazine, corresponds to the formula: in which: each benzene nucleus of the two oxazine rings bears at least one halogen (represented by the symbol Hal), in particular bromine, chlorine or fluorine; and Z1 and Z2, which are identical or different, represent an aliphatic, at least divalent, bonding group comprising at least one carbon atom and optionally at least one heteroatom chosen from O, S, N and P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Milan Fedurco, Marco Ribezzo
  • Publication number: 20210102022
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a diene elastomer modified by a 1,3-dipolar compound is provided. The process includes reactive extrusion of a mixture of a diene elastomer and of a 1,3-dipolar compound in a twin-screw extruder at an extrusion temperature of greater than 100° C. Such a process is reproducible and makes possible good control of the grafting reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventor: Rokhiyatou SAID-DIATTA
  • Patent number: 10967594
    Abstract: A head (50), for the co-extrusion of a complex rubber profiled element, includes a lower wall (56) of cylindrical profile, a first extrusion unit (B60) having a first extrusion duct (60) divided into various sub-ducts (60-1, 60-2, 60-3, 60-4), a first profiling blade (62) defining a first shaping profile (P62) that is discontinuous, a second extrusion unit (B64) including a second extrusion duct (64) divided into various sub-ducts (64-1, 64-2, 64-3, 64-4), a second profiling blade (66) including at least one tooth (67-1, 67-2, 67-3) situated in the continuation of a divider (72-1, 72-2, 72-3), and this second profiling blade (P66) incorporating at least one third extrusion duct, each outlet of a third extrusion duct closely adjoining a tooth (67-1, 67-2, 67-3) of the second profiling blade (66), and a third profiling blade (74) defining a final shaping profile (P74).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Mickael Rouby, Christophe Bessac
  • Patent number: 10967679
    Abstract: A tire is provided with a tread that includes first and second sectors and grooves. The second sectors are formed of a rigid reinforcing compound. Each of the first and second sectors has a contact face intended to contact a road surface when the tire is in use. Each groove includes sidewalls and a bottom, and extends from an end of an adjacent contact face. A depth P of each groove is measured in a radial direction between its bottom and a position corresponding to a radial height of the adjacent contact face. At least one of the second sectors has a contact face that includes a recess having a depth p of less than 2 mm, as measured in a radial direction from a surface of the recess to a position corresponding to a radial height of an adjacent first sector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Patrick Pallot, Bertrand Daval, Benjamin Levrard
  • Patent number: 10968333
    Abstract: The invention relates to an alkoxysilane polysulfide, of formula (I): (R3O)3-n(R1)nSi—CH2—(R2)CH—Z—Sx—Z—HC(R2)—CH2—Si(R1)n(OR3)3-n??(I), in which: R1, which are identical or different, each represent a monovalent hydrocarbon group having from 1 to 18 carbon atoms; R2, which are identical or different, each represent a monovalent hydrocarbon group having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms; R3, which are identical or different, each represent a monovalent hydrocarbon group having from 1 to 12 carbon atoms, preferably from 1 to 6 carbon atoms; Z, which are identical or different, each represent a divalent hydrocarbon bonding group comprising from 1 to 16 carbon atoms; x is an integral or fractional number greater than or equal to 2; and n is an integer equal to 0, 1 or 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Nicolas Seeboth, Anne-Frédérique Salit, Sylvain Mayer, José Manuel Antelo Miguez, Pablo Barreiro, Benigno A. Janeiro
  • Patent number: 10967545
    Abstract: A profiling calender includes an intermediate roll, a lower roll, and a pair of intermediate lugs. The intermediate and lower rolls are separated by a distance defining a height of a second profiling nip. The intermediate lugs are situated at ends of the intermediate and lower rolls and include two quarter-circle bearing surfaces that meet at the second profiling nip. Each end of the intermediate roll or each end of the lower roll is equipped with a collar fastened to the roll and positioned between the roll and a quarter-circle bearing surface of a corresponding intermediate lug. The collar enables a radius of the roll to be increased by a height equal to the separation distance in order to improve an appearance of edges of a profiled element produced by the calender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Quentin Urbain, Sylvain Gouteyron, Christophe Egerszegi
  • Patent number: 10967546
    Abstract: A calender is provided for profiling a rubber mixture intended for the manufacture of tire casings, the calender having three rotating rolls, the intermediate roll and the lower roll being separated by a second distance in the vertical plane, this second distance defining the height of a second profiling nip, wherein the calender includes a table for separating the profiled mixture that is positioned downstream of the second profiling nip, making it possible to avoid cohesion defects manifested by the appearance of cracks and fissures in the profiled element leaving the calender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Quentin Urbain, Sylvain Gouteyron
  • Patent number: 10967591
    Abstract: A tire manufacturing method and system is provided for controlling a product profile having one or more elastomeric layers that are produced by continuously extruding an elongated element (200) of an elastomeric material and depositing the elongated element (200) upon a forming surface (100a) of a circumferentially rotating drum (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: David Bouchereau, Richard Moreau, Jeremy Reymond
  • Patent number: 10967589
    Abstract: A mold (10) for forming a tire (12) is provided that has an interchangeable element (14) configured for engaging the tire (12) and forming a section of tread (16) of the tire (12) when the tire (12) is molded by the mold (10). A lamelle (18) is removably attachable to the interchangeable element (14) and is configured for engaging the tire (12) and forming a sipe (20) of the section of tread (16) of the tire (12). The lamelle (18) is removably attachable in that the lamelle (18) is configured to be attached to the interchangeable element (14) and then removed from attachment to the interchangeable element (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventor: Jonathan Greene, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10960709
    Abstract: A radial aircraft tire (1), defined in three main directions, circumferential (X), axial (Y) and radial (Z), comprises a crown (2) surmounted by a tread (3), two sidewalls (4), two beads (5), each sidewall (4) connecting each bead (5) to the crown (2), a carcass reinforcement (7) that is anchored in each of the beads (5) at at least one bead wire (6) and extends in the sidewalls (4) as far as the crown (2), a crown reinforcement or belt (10) that extends in the crown (2) in the circumferential direction (X) and is situated radially between the carcass reinforcement (7) and the tread (3), said carcass reinforcement (7) having at least one ply referred to as carcass ply in the form of a rubber matrix reinforced with radially oriented reinforcing elements, referred to as radial textile reinforcers, the latter being constituted entirely or partially by textile plied yarns of nylon comprising N multifilament strands twisted together to form a helix, characterized in that: N is greater than 2; the count of each str
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Eve-Anne Filiol, Fabien Mejean
  • Patent number: 10961374
    Abstract: A rubber composition based on at least an elastomer matrix is provided. The elastomer matrix comprises a first diene elastomer having a number-average molecular weight, Mn, of greater than or equal to 100 000 g/mol; a functionalized second diene elastomer bearing at the chain end a function capable of reacting with the surface of silica, said functionalized diene elastomer having a number-average molecular weight, Mn, of less than or equal to 80 000 g/mol: and a reinforcing inorganic filler, in an amount ranging from 55 phr to 200 phr. The elastomeric matrix allows good dispersion of the reinforcing inorganic filler. A finished or semi-finished article comprising such a composition, tire tread comprising such a composition, and a tire or semi-finished product comprising such a composition is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Séverin Dronet, Laurent Petitjean, Marc Couty, Corentin Pavageau
  • Patent number: 10960625
    Abstract: A drum for producing a tire casing blank comprises a support and sectors forming a circumferential face of the drum. Each sector has a circumferential outer face having a contour of general trapezoidal form and is mounted so as to be movable relative to the support in a non-radial predetermined direction relative to an axis of rotation of the drum and intercepting this axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN, MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE, S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Delorme, Dominique Leblanc, Michel Druet
  • Patent number: 10961371
    Abstract: An elastomeric composition is based on at least a diene elastomer, an inorganic filler as reinforcing filler and a monohydroxysilane polysulfide as coupling agent of formula (I): (HO)(R1)2Si—CH2—(R2)CH—Z—Sx—Z—HC(R2)—CH2—Si(R1)2(OH) (I), in which: each R1 represents a monovalent hydrocarbon group having from 1 to 18 carbon atoms and can be the same or different from one another; each R2 represents a monovalent hydrocarbon group having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms and can be the same or different from one another; each Z represents a divalent hydrocarbon bonding group comprising from 1 to 16 carbon atoms can be the same or different from one another; and x is an integral or fractional number greater than or equal to 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Nicolas Seeboth, Anne-Frédérique Salit, Sylvain Mayer, José Manuel Antelo Miguez, Pablo Barreiro, Benigno A. Janeiro
  • Publication number: 20210087316
    Abstract: A rubber composition based at least on a functional elastomer and a reinforcing filler which comprises a carbon black is provided. The functional elastomer is a diene elastomer which comprises diene units in the cis-1,4 configuration and pendant groups of formula (I). The Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4 symbols, which are identical or different, represent an atom or a group of atoms, and at least one of the symbols denotes an attachment to a diene unit of the elastomer. The diene units in the cis-1,4 configuration represent at least 90 mol % of the diene units of the functional elastomer, and the carbon black represents more than 50% by weight of the reinforcing filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Anne-Frédérique SALIT, Anne-Lise THUILLIEZ, Céline LEDOUX
  • Patent number: 10953617
    Abstract: The invention includes methods for forming a retreaded tire and treads there for. Particular embodiments of such methods include providing a tire carcass configured to receive a tire tread along an annular tread-receiving area and a pre-formed tread comprising a tread body and a submerged void arranged along a bottom side of the tread and extending into the tread thickness to a top end located below the top side of the tread, the submerged void having a length and an opening arranged along the bottom side when the tread is in an uninstalled configuration, where the opening of the submerged void extends in a direction of the submerged groove length along an alternating, non-linear path. Further steps include assembling a retreaded tire by arranging the tire tread atop a bonding layer arranged between the tire tread and the tire carcass and comprising uncured bonding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: E. Bruce Colby, Metodi L. Ikonomov, Dimitri G. Tsihlas, Michael C. Chandler, Michael Widmyer
  • Patent number: 10955385
    Abstract: A sound measurement system intended to be installed on a motor vehicle, the system comprising: a microphone, an element for supporting the microphone, mechanical means for protecting the microphone against various projections (water, dust, etc.) from the environment of the vehicle, and mechanical means for protecting the microphone from airborne noise originating from the routing of the sound wave between the source and the measurement (cavity noise) and from the environment of the measuring system (turbulence around the measuring device), the various mechanical protection means being separate or combined. A motor vehicle may be provided with such a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Linda, Thierry Auguet, Sylvain Grandjean
  • Patent number: D914490
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Christopher Mast, Patrick F King
  • Patent number: D916650
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventor: Jonathan Lejeune