Patents Assigned to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Patent number: 10987968
    Abstract: A wheel and tire assembly for a mobile vehicle in accordance with the present invention includes an inner central rim, a flexible ring mounted on the inner central rim, and a spoke structure extending between the inner central rim and the flexible ring. The spoke structure defines a plurality of cavities and alternating radially extending openings disposed concentrically about the inner central rim and allowing the flexible ring to deflect under load. The spoke structure further defines a plurality of triangular openings disposed at the flexible ring and between the cavities and the inlet openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Ceyhan Celik, Steven Amos Edwards
  • Patent number: 10968239
    Abstract: The invention is directed to functionalized aluminum reagents of formula 1 where R is a linear or branched alkane group containing 1 to 8 carbon atoms, and R1 is phenylene, or a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing 2 to 10 carbon atoms, or a combination of one or more phenylene groups and one or more linear or branched alkane diyl groups containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; Q is of formula 2 where R5, R6 and R7 are independently a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 3 carbon atoms or a group of formula 3 where R3 and R4 are independently phenyl or a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or R3 and R4 taken together with the nitrogen atom represent a nitrogen containing heterocyclic group containing from 4 to 12 carbon atoms; or R5, R6 and R7 taken together with the silicon atom represent a structure of formula 4 where R8 is C1 to C4 linear or branched alkanediyl and Z is N or a group of formula 5 wherein R13 is C1 to C8 alkyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Margaret Flook Vielhaber, Seth Cody Ensign
  • Patent number: 10960627
    Abstract: A method of building a tire carcass is disclosed. The method of building the tire carcass includes the steps of applying one or more tire building components onto a drum forming a cylindrically shaped tire carcass. Placing a first and second bead onto the tire building components on the drum so that the tire carcass ends of the tire carcass extend laterally between the beads. Radially expanding a first and second bead lock mechanism into engagement with a respective first and second bead. Inflating the carcass under low pressure into engagement with a belt and tread package while moving the beads axially inward. Moving the beads axially inward to the axial width of the widest breaker position; Turning up the outer lateral ends of the cylindrically shaped tire carcass about a respective first and second bead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: George Michael Stoila, Michael James Hogan
  • Patent number: 10960628
    Abstract: A method forms a butt joint between ends of first and second plies and splices the first and second plies together. The method includes the steps of: positioning a first splice edge of a first ply at a first location; positioning a second splice edge of a second ply at a second location, the second splice edge being left bare; wrapping a gum strip around the first splice edge such that the first gum strip forms a U-shaped structure in section that allows the first gum strip to extend from a first planar side of the first ply over the first splice edge to a second opposite planar side of the first ply; not wrapping a gum strip around the second splice edge; placing the first splice edge in abutting relationship to the second splice edge; and stitching the first splice edge to the second splice edge such that stitches each extend from the first planar side of the first ply, through the gum strip, to the first planar side of the second ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Robert Anthony Neubauer, Ryan Michael Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10961373
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tire having a tread of carbon black reinforced rubber composition containing a specialized styrene/butadiene elastomer with molecular weight profile containing a limited low molecular weight content and triglyceride vegetable oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Lauren Elizabeth Brace
  • Patent number: 10960714
    Abstract: A tire with printed shear sensors includes a pair of bead areas and a ground-contacting tread disposed radially outwardly of the pair of bead areas. A pair of sidewalls includes an inboard sidewall extending from a first one of the bead areas to the tread and an outboard sidewall extending from a second one of the bead areas to the tread. A carcass extends toroidally between each of the bead areas radially inwardly of the tread, and an innerliner is formed on an inside surface of the carcass. A pair of resistive shear sensors is printed on the innerliner, including a first shear sensor printed in a sidewall zone of the inboard sidewall and a second shear sensor printed in a sidewall zone of the outboard sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Yves Francois Claude Decoster, Andrei Dan Anton
  • Patent number: 10961372
    Abstract: The invention relates to preparation of a rubber composition which contains polybutadiene elastomers with balanced reinforcing filler network, rubber composition prepared thereby and tire with at least one component comprised of such rubber composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Roberto Cerrato Meza, Junling Zhao, Warren James Busch
  • Patent number: 10953710
    Abstract: A tire with printed strain sensors includes a pair of bead areas and a ground-contacting tread disposed radially outwardly of the pair of bead areas. Each one of a pair of sidewalls extends from a respective bead area to the tread. A carcass extends toroidally between each of the bead areas radially inwardly of the tread, and an innerliner is formed on an inside surface of the carcass. A pair of resistive strain sensors is printed on the innerliner, and includes a first strain sensor printed on the innerliner at an inboard rim flange area and a second strain sensor printed on the innerliner at an outboard rim flange area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Yves Francois Claude Decoster
  • Patent number: 10953697
    Abstract: A tire for sand traction includes a ground-engaging tread that is disposed radially outwardly of a wheel. Structural elements extend radially between the wheel and the tread. The tread includes an inboard shoulder and an outboard shoulder. The tread is formed with a recess wall that extends laterally between the inboard shoulder and the outboard shoulder. The recess wall is disposed radially inwardly of the inboard shoulder and the outboard shoulder to form a central recess. The tire also includes a plurality of circumferentially-spaced, laterally-extending lugs. Each lug extends across the central recess from the inboard shoulder to the outboard shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Timothy Michael Rooney
  • Patent number: 10947369
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rubber composition containing diene based elastomer(s) coupled with a silica coupler in situ in the rubber composition to a precipitated silica which is partially pre-hydrophobated with an alkylsilane, its preparation and to a tire containing a component comprised of such rubber composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Bruce Raymond Hahn, George Jim Papakonstantopoulos
  • Patent number: 10947380
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a functionalized elastomer comprising the reaction product of a living anionic elastomeric polymer and a polymerization terminator of formula I wherein R1 is C1 to C4 linear alkyl, or C1 to C4 branched alkanediyl; X1, X2, X3 are independently O, S, or a group of formula (II) or (III) where R2 is C1 to C18 linear or branched alkyl; and Z is —R3—CH?CH—R4, where R3 is a covalent bond or C1 to C18 linear or branched alkanediyl, and R4 is a hydrogen or C1 to C18 linear or branched alkyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Liqing Ma, Seth Cody Ensign
  • Patent number: 10947368
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a pneumatic tire having a tread comprising a vulcanizable rubber composition comprising, based on 100 parts by weight of elastomer (phr), (A) from about 20 to about 60 phr of a solution polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber having a glass transition temperature (Tg) ranging from ?85° C. to ?50° C.; (B) from about 45 to about 80 phr of a polybutadiene having a cis 1,4 content greater than 95 percent and a Tg ranging from ?80 to ?110° C.; and (C) from 0 to 20 phr of a process oil; (D) from 55 to 80 phr of a resin selected from the group consisting of C5/C9 resins and DCPD/C9 resins, the resin having a Tg greater than 30° C.; and (E) from 110 to 160 phr of silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Nihat Ali Isitman, Claude Charles Jacoby, Manuela Pompei, Luisa Fernanda Munoz Mejia, Carlo Kanz, Marc Weydert
  • Patent number: 10935466
    Abstract: An integrated tire sensor and reader system includes at least one sensor unit mounted a tire or a wheel. A reader is disposed remotely from the sensor unit. The sensor unit includes at least one sensor for measuring a parameter of the tire or wheel and an antenna for communicating with the reader. The sensor unit is configured to receive a radio frequency power signal from the reader and to transmit data to the reader. The reader includes an antenna for transmitting the radio frequency power signal to the sensor unit to actuate the one sensor unit. Upon actuation of the sensor unit, the sensor measures the parameter of the tire or wheel, and data from the sensor is transmitted from the sensor unit to the reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Cheng-Hsiung Lin, Carl Trevor Ross Pulford, Peter Jung-min Suh
  • Patent number: 10919348
    Abstract: A tire includes an RFID locator. The tire includes a pair of bead areas and a ground-contacting tread disposed radially outwardly of the pair of bead areas. Each sidewall of a pair of sidewalls extends from a respective bead area to the tread. A carcass extends toroidally between each of the bead areas radially inwardly of the tread and an innerliner is formed on an inside surface of the carcass. An RFID tag is attached to the tire at an area of a selected one of the sidewalls through interior sidewall attachment. A locator indicia is integrated into an axial outer surface of the selected sidewall at a locator area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Noel, Eric Michel Paul Muller
  • Patent number: D909952
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Nicholas Thomas Schoeppner
  • Patent number: D909953
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Nicholas Thomas Schoeppner
  • Patent number: D911262
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Christopher Byron Davis, Andrew John Norwood, Christopher John Lane, Mark Anthony Canankamp, Jonathan James Shondel
  • Patent number: D912611
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Brian David Digman, Dale Edward Umstot, Bart Wakefield Kimble, Richard Mark Wieland, Brett Alan Bogner, Kyle Ledford Collins
  • Patent number: D914588
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Nicholas Thomas Schoeppner, Paul Bryan Maxwell
  • Patent number: D917377
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Franck Reygrobellet, Sebastien Willy Fontaine, Rodrigo Andres Rengifo Hurtado, Christophe Henri Joseph Schyns