Patents Assigned to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Patent number: 11318791
    Abstract: A wheel assembly includes a mounting plate for attachment to a rotatable axle, a plurality of elongate friction members for engaging a tire assembly, a plurality of first angular flanges extending radially outward and circumferentially in a first direction from the mounting plate, and a plurality of second angular flanges extending radially outward and circumferentially in a second direction, opposite the first direction, from the mounting plate. Each elongate friction member is disposed axially between one of the first angular flanges and one of the second angular flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Ceyhan Celik, Steven Amos Edwards
  • Patent number: 11298991
    Abstract: A tire load estimation system includes at least one tire supporting a vehicle, in which the at least one tire includes a pair of sidewalls extending to a circumferential tread. A sensor is mounted to the at least one tire. A footprint is formed by the tread and includes a centerline with a footprint centerline length. The footprint centerline length is measured by the sensor. A tire load estimator receives a precalibrated sensitivity, the footprint centerline length during straight-line driving conditions, a reference footprint value, and a reference load value as inputs. The tire load estimator determines an estimation of tire load and outputs the estimation to at least one of a vehicle control system and a vehicle electronic control unit. A method for estimating the load of a tire is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Kanwar Bharat Singh, Anthony William Parsons, Mustafa Ali Arat
  • Patent number: 11298982
    Abstract: A tread for a tire includes: a first tread zone extending circumferentially, continuously, and entirely around the tire, the first tread zone being formed of a first compound; a second tread zone extending circumferentially, continuously, and entirely around the tire, the second tread zone being formed of a second compound different from the first compound; and a boundary groove axially separating the first tread zone from the second tread zone, the first tread zone, the second tread zone, and the boundary groove entirely forming the tread, the boundary groove having an axial centerline disposed an axial distance from an equatorial plane of the tire. The first tread zone has a first circumferential groove and a sidewall portion defining an intermediate circumferential rib of the first tread zone and a shoulder circumferential rib of the first tread zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Michael Stefan Skurich, Zachary William Juergens, Michael Richard Crano, Jung Wan Cho, Kenneth William Smesko, Hans-Peter Guevara Leocadio, Richard Mark Wieland
  • Patent number: 11285764
    Abstract: A control valve suitable for use with a tire and pump assembly is described that controls the flow of air from the pump into the tire. The control valve includes an optional bi-directional feature. The pathways alternatively operate to deliver ambient non-pressurized air to the air pumping tube in response to directional tire rotation against a ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Cheng-Hsiung Lin, Robin Lamgaday, Christos Tsionidis, Frank Herrigel, Marcus Boertje
  • Patent number: 11273673
    Abstract: A tire for a mobile vehicle includes an outer flexible ring mounted to an inner central rim and a spoke structure extending radially between the inner central rim and the outer flexible ring. The spoke structure is constructed from a plurality of elements disposed side-by-side such that the elements extend circumferentially around the perimeter of the inner central rim and radially inside the outer flexible ring. The spoke structure further defines a plurality of triangular openings disposed between the outer flexible ring, a first element of the plurality of elements and a second element of the plurality of elements. The first element is circumferentially adjacent the second element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Ceyhan Celik
  • Patent number: 11273801
    Abstract: A control system for an air maintenance tire system is provided. The control system includes a sensor unit that in turn includes a pressure sensor for measuring a pressure in the tire cavity and an antenna for transmitting pressure data. A processor receives the pressure data and includes a memory for storing a predetermined low-pressure threshold. Actuation means that are in communication with the processor and actuate and de-actuate operation of the air maintenance tire system. A first signal is transmitted from the processor to the actuation means to actuate operation of the air maintenance tire system when the measured pressure in the tire cavity is below the threshold. A second signal is transmitted from the processor to the actuation means to de-actuate operation of the air maintenance tire system when the measured pressure in the tire cavity is at or above the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Cheng-Hsiung Lin, James Andrews Euchner
  • Patent number: 11260705
    Abstract: A flexible sensor unit is embedded in a tire. The flexible sensor unit includes a plurality of individual circuit boards. Each circuit board includes at least one electronic component. The at least one electronic component includes a radio frequency identification integrated circuit, a microcontroller unit, at least one sensor, a power source and a boost converter. Each one of a plurality of electrically conductive flexible connecting ribbons extends between the circuit boards. An end ribbon is electrically connected to at least one of the circuit boards. An antenna is disposed on the end ribbon. The antenna transmits data from the at least one sensor, as processed by the microcontroller unit, and identification data from the radio frequency identification integrated circuit, to an external reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Todd James Spencer, Gregory Alan Schessler, Ryan Michael Schmidt, Benjamin John Iverson, Xiaoping Yang
  • Patent number: 11220595
    Abstract: It has been unexpected found that silylated triglyceride oils can be incorporated into tire tread rubber formulations that include reinforcing fillers to provide improved wet traction characteristic, rolling resistance, and tread-wear without compromising cured stiffness (dry traction) and ultimate properties (chip/chunk resistance). The level of silica coupling agent needed in such formulation can also typically reduced. The present invention more specifically discloses a rubber formulation which is comprised of (1) a rubbery polymer; (2) a reinforcing filler, such as silica or carbon black; and (3) a silylated triglyceride oil. The silylated triglyceride oil will include silyl groups of the structural formula: —(CH2)n—Si(OR)3, wherein n represents an integer within the range of 1 to 8, and wherein R represents an alkyl group containing from 1 to 8 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph John Kulig, Kelsey Elizabeth Cantwell, George Jim Papakonstantopoulos
  • Patent number: D942369
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Nicholas Thomas Schoeppner
  • Patent number: D944187
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Brian David Digman, Jeremy Lee Roberts, Brett Alan Bogner, Jonathan Robert Luke, Karl Eric Sundkvist, Weiyun Liu
  • Patent number: D944189
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Ryan Eugene Zimmerman, Craig Desbry English, David Russell Tuck, Robert Wayne Schott
  • Patent number: D944721
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Brian David Digman, Jeremy Lee Roberts, Brett Alan Bogner, Jonathan Robert Luke, Weiyun Liu, Karl Eric Sundkvist
  • Patent number: D947050
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey McKay West, Arun Kumar Byatarayanapura Gopala, Michael William Kestner, Junling Zhao, Peter Jung-min Suh
  • Patent number: D947112
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Shaun Patrick Fox, Michael Thomas Driscoll, Nicholas Thomas Schoeppner
  • Patent number: D947113
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Dale Edward Umstot
  • Patent number: D947114
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Nicholas Thomas Schoeppner
  • Patent number: D948413
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Marc Francois Pierre Pautard, Julien Dominique Gilbert Majerus, Sebastien Willy Fontaine, Armand Rene Gabriel Leconte, David Charles Jacques Robert Laurent, Karldev Orjela
  • Patent number: D948414
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Brian David Digman, Jonathan Robert Luke, Brett Alan Bogner, Marc Christopher Nowacki
  • Patent number: D948415
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Marc Francois Pierre Pautard, Julien Dominique Gilbert Majerus, Sebastien Willy Fontaine, Armand Rene Gabriel Leconte, David Charles Jacques Robert Laurent, Karldev Orjela
  • Patent number: D948418
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: John Stephen Guilford, Derek John Becker