Patents Assigned to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Patent number: 11987081
    Abstract: A tire pressure monitoring system monitors the pressure in at least one tire supporting a vehicle. The system includes at least one sensor mounted on the tire for measuring a pressure and a temperature of the tire. Transmission means transmit the measured pressure data and temperature data to a processor, and a tire pressure model is executed on the processor. The tire pressure model includes a driving event extractor to extract cold pressure data from the measured pressure data, and a temperature compensator to generate a compensated cold tire pressure from the cold pressure data. A noise filter filters sensor noise and generates a filtered cold tire pressure from the compensated cold tire pressure. A detection module receives the filtered cold tire pressure and determines an air pressure leak rate of the tire, and a leak notification corresponding to the air pressure leak rate is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Kanwar Bharat Singh, Lautaro Dolberg
  • Patent number: 11987690
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the use of modified vegetable oils in rubber compositions and in tires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY
    Inventors: Kelsey Elizabeth Cantwell, Joseph John Kulig
  • Patent number: 11987705
    Abstract: A rubber composition comprising 50 phr to 100 phr of a styrene butadiene rubber; 0 phr to 50 phr of at least one diene based rubber; 95 phr to 200 phr of filler comprising i) 50 phr to 100 phr of silica, ii) 40 phr to 70 phr of carbon black and iii) 5 phr to 30 phr of an inorganic metal hydroxide; 40 phr to 80 phr of plasticizer comprising a hydrocarbon resin having a softening point within a range of 80° C. and 130° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Hans, Gary Terence Barrett, Steve Ludwig, Christian Jean-Marie Kaes, Anna Katharina Bier, Björn Springer
  • Patent number: 11981101
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming an apex or an apex in combination with a bead, the method comprising the steps of: winding a strip of rubber onto a rotatable platen to form an apex, wherein the rotatable platen may further include a radially expandable bead chuck for supporting a bead. The rotatable platen may optionally include a nonstick coating such as titanium nitride and optionally include one or more radially oriented bars. The optional one or more radially oriented bars may be movable into a first position flush with the outer surface of the platen, and movable into a second position that preferably is nonflush and protrudes from the outer surface of the platen. The rotatable platen is further optionally retractable from the bead chuck to facilitate removal of the apex from the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher David Dyrlund, Brian Richard Koch
  • Patent number: 11981169
    Abstract: A self-inflating tire assembly includes an air tube mounted within a tire sidewall groove. The air tube is in contacting engagement with opposite angled groove surfaces surrounding the air tube. A segment of the air tube is flattened from an expanded diameter to a flat diameter by bending and compression of the groove in a rolling tire footprint to force air evacuated from the flattened segment along a tube air passageway. The sidewall groove extends into an annular, axially extending, sidewall surface such as an axially oriented surface of a tire chafer protrusion located in non-contacting relationship with the rim. The air tube is extruded from a rubber composition, the rubber composition comprising: a diene based rubber; from 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY
    Inventors: Andreas Frantzen, Carolin Anna Welter, Anne Therese Peronnet-Paquin, Mingliang Du, Stephan Rodewald, Betul Buehler, Benjamin Isaiah Garn, Daniel Vojtko, Jungmee Kang, Dinesh Chandra
  • Patent number: 11981816
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a rubber composition comprising at least rubber, and reinforcement materials, the reinforcement materials comprising silica particles and Kraft lignin nanoparticles, wherein the phr ratio between the silica particles and Kraft lignin nanoparticles is ranging between 3 and 20; wherein the Kraft lignin nanoparticles have an average diameter size ranging between 10 and 100 nm as determined by scanning electron microscopy; and wherein the Kraft lignin nanoparticles have a glass transition temperature of at least 150° C. as determined by Differential Scanning Calorimetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY
    Inventors: Benoit Duez, Pascal Patrick Steiner, Philippe Schmit, Georges Marcel Victor Thielen, Ahilan Manisekaran, Jean-Sébastien Thomann
  • Patent number: 11981163
    Abstract: A tire wear state estimation system includes a first sensor unit that is mounted on a tire and includes a footprint centerline length measurement sensor. A second sensor unit is mounted on the tire and includes a shoulder length measurement sensor. At least one of the first sensor unit and the second sensor unit includes a pressure sensor, a temperature sensor, and electronic memory capacity for storing tire identification information. A processor is in electronic communication with the sensor units and receives the measured centerline length, the measured pressure, the measured temperature, the identification information, and the measured shoulder length. The identification information is correlated to tire construction data. An analysis module stored on the processor receives the measured values, the identification information, and the tire construction data as inputs. The analysis module includes a prediction model that generates an estimated wear state for the tire from the inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Kanwar Bharat Singh, Mustafa Ali Arat
  • Patent number: 11975574
    Abstract: A tire and wheel assembly includes a tire, a circular hub member for securing to a rotatable axle of a vehicle, the rim piece having a first annular ring flange for engaging the tire, a rim piece for engaging the hub member, a second annular ring flange for engaging the tire, and a plurality of cylindrical shafts for each axially engaging the first annular ring flange at one axial end of each of the shafts and the second annular ring flange at another opposite axial end of each of the shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Steven Amos Edwards, Michael Scott Deem, Ceyhan Celik, Arun Kumar Byatarayanapura Gopala
  • Patent number: 11970610
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a tire layer (e.g., tire tread or carcass layer) having a rubber composition including a pyrazolone-based compound in combination with reinforcing filler material and optionally a processing aid, and tires using the same, that provides desirable tire performance properties, such as improvements in tear strength without negatively impacting stiffness or hysteresis. In one embodiment, the tire layer includes a rubber composition having an elastomer (e.g., natural or isoprene rubber), a pyrazolone-based compound, reinforcing filler selected from carbon black only, carbon black/silica blends only, or graphene, functionalized graphene, carbon nanotubes, functionalized carbon nanotubes or mixtures thereof further optionally with carbon black, and an optional processing aid, such as a metal glycerolate, in desirable amounts to provide enhanced tear strength without negatively impacting stiffness or hysteresis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeffery Hakim Hayat, Robert Vincent Dennis-Pelcher
  • Patent number: 11970618
    Abstract: A vulcanizable rubber composition comprises an interpenetrating or ionic network (IPN)-promoting resin. The resin comprises side chain functional groups along the resin backbone, which, in the presence of an additive material, form the connections that make up the IPN. In one embodiment, such material is ZnO. A method for forming the rubber composition comprises, in a productive step, mixing the product of the non-productive step, the zinc oxide, and a resin derived from maleic anhydride. The zinc oxide and the resin are simultaneously added to the composition during the productive mixing stage. The rubber composition can be cured and incorporated in a tire component, such as, a tread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul Harry Sandstrom, Kelsey Elizabeth Cantwell, Seth Cody Ensign, Nihat Ali Isitman
  • Patent number: 11964515
    Abstract: An integrated tread wear sensor and tire pressure monitoring system sensor unit container for a tire includes a tread wear sensor plug and a sensor container. The tread wear sensor plug includes a cylindrical projection extending through an opening formed in a selected tread element of the tire. A flange extends outwardly from the projection and includes a contact surface that is mounted to an innerliner of the tire. A conductive wire is disposed in the tread wear sensor plug and includes proximal ends disposed in the flange and a distal end disposed near a radially outer surface of the projection. The sensor container includes a wall extending radially from the flange of the tread wear sensor plug and terminating in a lip. A container cavity is defined by the flange, the wall, and the lip, and receives a tire pressure monitoring system sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    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: D1021754
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Craig R. Davenport, Patrick J. Bonifas
  • Patent number: D1021755
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Brian David Digman, Mark Alan Csepe, Brett Alan Bogner, Vincent John Condo Maranan
  • Patent number: D1021758
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Pierre-Yves Andre Ghislain Chauveheid, Stephane Jose Geelen, Stephane Laurent Claude Bokken, Thierry Maurice Luc, Francois-Michel Thiry
  • Patent number: D1021759
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Pingtian Li
  • Patent number: D1021761
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: David Michael Pribula, Dale Edward Umstot, Robert John Hermann, Michael William Diehl
  • Patent number: D1021762
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Jeremy James Jacobs
  • Patent number: D1023900
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Hiram William Uphouse
  • Patent number: D1026796
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Nicholas Thomas Schoeppner, Hans-Peter Guevara Leocadio
  • Patent number: D1027811
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Lac An Nguyen, Nicholas Thomas Schoeppner