Patents Assigned to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Patent number: 10654995
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a pneumatic tire comprising a tread, the tread comprising a rubber composition comprising from 30 to 80 phr of a styrene-butadiene rubber having a Tg ranging from ?70 C to ?40 C, from 10 to 50 phr of a high vinyl polybutadiene having a Tg ranging from ?40 C to ?5 C and has an isomeric vinyl 1,2 content in a range of from 50 to 90 percent by weight, and from 10 to 30 phr of a natural rubber or synthetic polyisoprene, silica, a blocked mercaptosilane, a traction resin, and liquid plasticizer selected from the group consisting of a low molecular weight polybutadiene functionalized with a hydroxyl functional group and sunflower oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Luisa Fernanda Munoz Mejia, Christian Jean-Marie Kaes, Bodo Ahrens, William Alain Talbot, Eric Engeldinger, Manuela Pompei, Philippe Schmit, Jérôme Joel Daniel Delville
  • Patent number: 10648004
    Abstract: The invention features compositions and methods for the increased production of mevalonate, isoprene, isoprenoid precursor molecules, isoprenoids, and/or acetyl-CoA-derived products in recombinant microorganisms by engineering the microorganisms to comprise one or more acetylating proteins such that the expression and/or activity of the one or more acetylating proteins is modulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: Danisco US Inc., The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Marguerite A. Cervin, Michael C. Miller, Derek H. Wells, Alan J. Wolfe, Madhukar S. Dasika
  • Patent number: 10639941
    Abstract: A tread for a tire includes a first circumferential main groove, a second circumferential main groove, and a third circumferential main groove. The first, second, and third circumferential main grooves together define a first shoulder rib, a first intermediate rib, a second intermediate rib, and a second shoulder rib. The third circumferential main groove includes a plurality of connecting bridges spaced circumferentially within the third circumferential main groove and axially joining the second intermediate rib and second shoulder rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Matthias Bode, Helmut Wolfgang Fehl, Sebastien Willy Fontaine, Umit Bilmez, Heinrich Jens Stein, Armand Rene Gabriel Leconte
  • Patent number: 10639934
    Abstract: A structurally supported tire includes a ground contacting annular tread portion, an annular hoop structure for supporting a load on the tire, and a ply structure secured to a vehicle rim and the tread portion. The hoop structure is secured to a radially inner surface of the ply structure. The hoop structure includes a first double layer of steel cords and a second double layer of steels cords sandwiching a first layer of non-woven reinforcement, a second layer of non-woven reinforcement, and a single layer of steel cords.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Ceyhan Celik
  • Patent number: 10636227
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for tire management that can detect various aspects of tires and determine tire status, from tires rotating on a moving vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY
    Inventors: Kfir Wittmann, Assaf Murkes, Royi Razi, Genadiy Wasserman, Oleg Leschinsky, Roni Gurvich
  • Patent number: 10632799
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to a method of preparing a tire inner surface to attain better adhesion of balance pads, puncture sealants, and noise reduction foams. In this method a strip of multi-axially stretchable film is adhered to the inner surface of an uncured tire with a pressure-sensitive adhesive. Then a release agent coating is applied to the film strip on the inner surface of the uncured tire which is subsequently cured in a suitable mold at an elevated temperature. The cured tire is then removed from the mold and after allowing the cured tire to cool the annular circumferential film strip is removed from the inner surface of the tire to provide a circumferential release coating-free tire inner surface onto which balance pads, puncture sealants, and noise reduction foams can be adhered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Ramendra Nath Majumdar
  • Patent number: 10632700
    Abstract: A mechanism releases a plate from a recess in a tire mold part. The mechanism includes a bolt insertable into a hole in the tire mold part and extending from a first end at an outer surface of the tire mold part to a second end at a recess for a pocket plate in the tire mold part. The first end of the bolt has an axially extending projection allowing manipulation of the bolt about an axis within the hole. The projection is defined by two diametrically opposite curved surfaces interconnected by two diametrically opposite planar surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Christophe Jean Alexis Pierre, Michael Colback, Emre Öztop
  • Patent number: 10626254
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a pneumatic tire comprising a vulcanizable rubber composition, the vulcanizable rubber composition comprising: from 75 to 85 phr of a styrene-butadiene rubber having a bound styrene content of from 30 to 50 percent by weight, a vinyl 1,2 content of from 10 to 30 percent by weight based on the rubber weight, and a Tg ranging from ?40 C to ?20 C; from 0 to 25 phr of natural rubber or synthetic polyisoprene; from 0 to 20 phr of cis-1,4 polybutadiene having a Tg of from ?110° C. to ?90° C.; from 100 to 150 phr of silica; from 20 to 40 phr of a combination resin comprising a polyterpene resin, an alkylphenol formaldehyde resin, and a rosin acid; from 30 to 60 phr of oil; and from 5 to 25 phr of a sulfur containing organosilicon compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Jérõme Joel Daniel Delville, Christian Jean-Marie Kaes, Pascal Patrick Steiner, Carlo Kanz
  • Patent number: 10626230
    Abstract: The production of a protein free synthetic polyisoprene which has both low levels of chemical impurities and good physical properties has yet to be realized. It has now been envisioned that the use of neodymium catalyzed polyisoprene will offer the combined advantages of both a clean, as well as, high cis-1,4 polymer. Synthesis of polyisoprene rubber using a neodymium based catalyst system is described. Characterization of the material shows the absence of an ultra high molecular weight fraction and the presence of very high cis-1,4-microstructure. Gum stock and black filled compound studies comparing neodymium polyisoprene with natural rubber, titanium polyisoprene, and lithium polyisoprene have been performed. Results indicate that polyisoprene rubber synthesized using a neodymium catalyst system (Nd—PI) has similar stress-strain and tear properties as synthetic titanium polyisoprene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Michael Lester Kerns, Michael Joseph Rachita
  • Patent number: D882494
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Benjamin Philipot, Sebastien Willy Fontaine, Brian Rene Bourel, Marc Francois Pierre Pautard, Armand Rene Gabriel Leconte, Francois Dominique Etienne Humbert
  • Patent number: D882496
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Christopher Byron Davis, Mark Anthony Canankamp, Brian David Digman, Michael Thomas Driscoll, Logan Paul Gingery, Christopher John Lane, Paul Bryan Maxwell, Andrew John Norwood, Timothy Michael Rooney, Jonathan James Shondel, Richard Mark Wieland
  • Patent number: D882497
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Brian David Digman, Christopher Byron Davis, Marc Christopher Nowacki, Brett Alan Bogner, Kyle Ledford Collins, Jonathan James Shondel, Richard Mark Wieland, Paul Bryan Maxwell
  • Patent number: D882498
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Christopher Byron Davis, Cyril Jean-Louis Bomble, Mark Anthony Canankamp, Christopher John Lane, Paul Bryan Maxwell, Andrew John Norwood, Jonathan James Shondel, Richard Mark Wieland, Mihir Singh Meetarbhan, Brian Rene Bourel
  • Patent number: D882505
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Amanda Gari Maggelet, Brett Alan Bogner
  • Patent number: D882506
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Amanda Gari Maggelet
  • Patent number: D882507
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Shaun Patrick Fox
  • Patent number: D882508
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Veronique Marie-Jose Herbeuval, Pascale de Briey-Terlinden, Pierre Joseph Trine
  • Patent number: D883185
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Bastian Andreas Grauel, Roman Goerl, Matthias Milse, Selcuk Ata, Philipp Weber, Sameer Gupta, Frederic Ngo, Raphael Alexander Prohl, Florian Roth, Moritz Bruckner, Viktor Pranas Vogel, Rebecca Anne Bandy
  • Patent number: D883910
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Charles Joseph Ashton, Dale Edward Umstot, Nicholas Thomas Schoeppner
  • Patent number: D883913
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Wesley Glen Sigler