Patents Assigned to Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
  • Publication number: 20200331309
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for associating tire sensor modules (6.i) with a trailer vehicle (3), having at least the following steps: capturing data messages (S1) from tire sensor modules (6.i, 106.i, 206.i) in a monitoring region (8); associating the captured data messages (S1) with a tire sensor module (6.i, 106.i, 206.i); ascertaining a number of captured data messages (S1) for each detected tire sensor module; rating the captured data messages (S1) to establish whether the tire sensor modules (6.i, 106.i, 206.i) received in total up to then belong to the driver's own trailer vehicle (3) or to the adjacent trailer vehicle (103, 203); accepting the tire sensor modules (6.i) detected in the rating as affiliated to the driver's own trailer vehicle (3). According to the invention, each tire sensor module (6.i, 106.i, 206.i) detects a wheel position associated with the respective tire sensor module (6.i, 106.i, 206.i) and a trailer axle configuration, so that for an accepted tire sensor module (6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Adrian Cyllik, Jörg Hanna, Andreas Scher
  • Publication number: 20200325309
    Abstract: Modified thermoplastic hydrocarbon thermoplastic resins are provided, as well as methods of their manufacture and uses thereof in rubber compositions. The modified thermoplastic resins are modified by decreasing the relative quantity of the dimer, trimer, tetramer, and pentamer oligomers as compared to the corresponding unmodified thermoplastic resin polymers, resulting in a product that exhibits a greater shift in the glass transition temperature of the elastomer(s) used in tire formulations. This translates to better viscoelastic predictors of tire tread performance, such as wet grip and rolling resistance. The modified thermoplastic resins impart remarkable properties on various rubber compositions, such as tires, belts, hoses, brakes, and the like. Automobile tires incorporating the modified thermoplastic resins are shown to possess excellent results in balancing the properties of rolling resistance, tire wear, snow performance, and wet braking performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Mark Arigo, Jacobus Gillis De Hullu, Janine Klomp, Christopher George Robertson, Peter Versluijs, Fabian Peters, Carla Recker, Hubert Hirschlag, Sebastian Finger, Terri Roxanne Carvagno
  • Publication number: 20200308372
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sulfur-crosslinkable rubber mixture, to the vulcanizate thereof, and to a vehicle tire. The rubber mixture according to the invention comprises at least the following constituents: at least one diene rubber; and, at least one char (HTC char) obtained by hydrothermal carbonization of at least one starting substance. A vehicle tire according to the invention comprises at least one vulcanizate according to the invention of the rubber mixture in at least one component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Nils Hojdis, Carla Recker, Michael Wark, Hendrik Multhaupt
  • Patent number: 10787044
    Abstract: A pneumatic vehicle tire has a structured tread which transitions at both sides into sidewalls the end of which is formed by a tire bead which is insertable in air-tight fashion into a wheel rim of a vehicle wheel equipped with the pneumatic vehicle tire, such that an air cavity filled with compressed air is formed between wheel rim and pneumatic vehicle tire. The pneumatic vehicle tire has, on its inner surface situated opposite the tread, a foamed material layer. The porosity of the foamed material layer amounts to between 70% and 99% of the total volume of the foamed material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Schuermann, Andreas Tyburski, Annalena Thiemann
  • Publication number: 20200277471
    Abstract: Polar silane linkers are provided that attach to resins to form silane-functionalized resins. The functionalized resins can be bound to hydroxyl groups on the surface of silica particles to improve the dispersibility of the silica particles in rubber mixtures. Further disclosed are synthetic routes to provide the silane-functionalized resins, as well as various uses and end products that benefit from the unexpected properties of the silane-functionalized resins. Silane-functionalized resins impart remarkable properties on various rubber compositions, such as tires, belts, hoses, brakes, and the like. Automobile tires incorporating the silane-functionalized resins are shown to possess excellent results in balancing the properties of rolling resistance, tire wear, and wet braking performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Fabian Peters, Emily Baird Anderson, John Dayton Baker, Jr., Terri Roxanne Carvagno, Judicael Jacques Chapelet, Wei Min Cheng, Liu Deng, Jacobus Gillis de Hullu, Sebastian Finger, Hubert Hirschlag, Christopher Lee Lester, Wentao Li, Mutombo Joseph Muvundamina, Mark Stanley Pavlin, Carla Recker, Christopher Thomas Scilla
  • Patent number: 10759230
    Abstract: A pneumatic vehicle tire has at least a tread with an outer tread cap with a profiled tread surface, an inner tread base and at least one electrically conductive conductivity strip. The conductivity strip extends in a radial direction from the tread base, through the tread cap, to the tread surface. The tire further includes an electrically non-conductive belt bandage arranged under the tread base and the belt bandage has a multiplicity of gaps, a multi-ply belt, a carcass and side walls. The gaps in the belt bandage are filled with an electrically conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL REIFEN DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Axel Binder, Gerrit Bolz
  • Patent number: 10752060
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a pneumatic vehicle tire with a foam sound absorber therewithin and adhesively attached to the inner side opposite from the tread. The sound absorber has a contact side, by which it adheres to a previously applied, self-sealing sealant. The sealant has a tackiness required for the adhesive attachment of the sound absorber. The contact side of the sound absorber has a contact area on the sealant of between 5% and 50% with respect to the total area of the contact side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Wilhelm Bauer
  • Publication number: 20200254828
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pneumatic vehicle tire with a material ring (10) inside it, adhesively attached to the inner surface opposite from the tread (1), the material ring (10) adhering to a self-sealing sealant (8), which at least immediately after its application has a tackiness required for the adhesive attachment of the material ring (10). To improve the sealing effect, the material ring (10) arranged on the sealant (8) is closed-cell and airtight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Schürmann, Andreas Tyburski
  • Patent number: 10738179
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sulfur-crosslinkable rubber mixture, especially for the sidewall of pneumatic vehicle tires, and to a pneumatic vehicle tire whose sidewall consists at least partly of the sulfur-crosslinked rubber mixture. For reduced hysteresis, hence leading to low rolling resistance when used as a sidewall mixture, the rubber mixture comprises 20 to 80 phr of natural rubber and/or synthetic polyisoprene, 20 to 80 phr of at least one polybutadiene functionalized for attachment to silica and 20 to 50 phr of at least one silica with a CTAB surface area (to ASTM D 3765) of 50 to 130 m2/g and a nitrogen surface area (BET surface area) (to DIN ISO 9277 and DIN 66132) of 60 to 140 m2/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Vipin Rajan, Martin Francke, Marion Schellenberg, Catarina Sa
  • Publication number: 20200247189
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pneumatic vehicle tire having a tread with profile block rows (1, 2) with profile blocks (5) delimited by channels (3, 4), which channels (3, 4) form T-shaped intersections in plan view and are delimited by a channel base (6, 6?) and by block flanks (5a, 5?a), wherein, in channels (3), there are formed projections (7, 7?) which, in a radial direction, have at their highest point a height (h1, h?1), in relation to the lowest point of the channels (3), of 10% to 80% of the profile depth. The projections (7, 7?) are positioned in intersection regions of T-shaped intersections of the channels (3, 4) and are attached to that block flank (5a) which is situated opposite the opening-in point of the opening-in channel (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Andre Lutz, Florian Kristen
  • Publication number: 20200247190
    Abstract: A pneumatic vehicle tire, in particular a commercial vehicle tire, having a tread with transverse grooves (3, 3?), which are continuous over the tread width and which, at least in sections, are formed to the profile depth and are the main grooves of the tread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Naglatzki, Florian Kristen, Christian Meiners, Frank Lippert
  • Patent number: 10731276
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a preparation method of polyester cord fabric with low denier and high modulus, including steps of: spinning, reducing melt discharge volume for extruding yarn with denier of 500-1000 D; using high-speed motor and heat roller, spinning speed of 6000-6500 m/min to produce raw yarn; performing initial and repeat twisting of raw yarn by straight twisting machine; performing weaving of twisted yarn using Dornier air-jet loom to produce cord fabric, when weaving and reeding-in, using two into a reed way, adding creel roller bearing and creel single spindle tension control belt to improve uniformity; performing dipping of cord fabric using two-bath dipping, adjusting temperature to 250-260 degrees Celsius, tension to 0.3-2.9 daN/each yarn of key area, running speed of yarn to 55-70 m/min. The polyester cord fabric with low denier and high modulus can reduce rolling resistance and fuel consumption, and improve performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: Oriental Industries (Su Zhou) LTD, Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Datsai Fan
  • Patent number: 10717330
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for associating tire sensor modules (6.i) with a trailer vehicle (3), having at least the following steps: capturing data messages (S1) from tire sensor modules (6.i, 106.i, 206.i) in a monitoring region (8); associating the captured data messages (S1) with a tire sensor module (6.i, 106.i, 206.i); ascertaining a number of captured data messages (S1) for each detected tire sensor module; rating the captured data messages (S1) to establish whether the tire sensor modules (6.i, 106.i, 206.i) received in total up to then belong to the driver's own trailer vehicle (3) or to the adjacent trailer vehicle (103, 203); accepting the tire sensor modules (6.i) detected in the rating as affiliated to the driver's own trailer vehicle (3). According to the invention, each tire sensor module (6.i, 106.i, 206.i) detects a wheel position associated with the respective tire sensor module (6.i, 106.i, 206.i) and a trailer axle configuration, so that for an accepted tire sensor module (6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Adrian Cyllik, Jörg Hanna, Andreas Scher
  • Publication number: 20200215737
    Abstract: The invention relates to a preform device for positioning extruded rubber mixtures, characterized in that the preform device consists of an inlet module (2) and an outlet module (3), wherein both the inlet module (2) and the outlet module (3) each have a base surface (11, 12) and a contact face (19, 21) opposite the base surface (11, 12, 13), and wherein the surface of the contact face (19, 21) of the inlet module (2) is smaller than the surface of the base surface (11, 12) of the inlet module (2). The invention also relates to an extruder mold system for molding extruded rubber mixtures into a complete rubber element (40), having the preform device and at least one final forming device, and to a corresponding extruder system (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Wichmann, Thomas Reinhardt, Stephan Disselhoff
  • Patent number: 10703141
    Abstract: Disclosed are pneumatic vehicle tires and methods of their production, the tires comprising a tread that has a tread segment arranged radially on the outside, and a material strip that is arranged helically in windings approximately in the circumferential direction, wherein, in the region of the tread segment, the material strip has at least two layers in the longitudinal direction of the material strip, wherein the first layer is formed from a first rubber compound and the second layer is formed from a second rubber compound, and wherein the layers connect the radially outer surface to the radially inner surface of the tread segment. The disclosed pneumatic vehicle tire has lower noise emissions and more uniform wear during driving and is improved in respect of at least one conflict of aims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Mohamed Aymen Jabri, Viktoria Pavon Sierra, Sven Kastens
  • Patent number: D892712
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Jan Kotlas
  • Patent number: D893405
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Florian Kristen
  • Patent number: D894097
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Jan Kotlas
  • Patent number: D896161
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Maik Koetter, Torben Spechtmeyer, Jan Schlittenhard
  • Patent number: D896162
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Bosse, Bernhard Roeger, Lubomir Pagac, Eugen Henze