Patents Examined by James Bermingham
  • Patent number: 8474499
    Abstract: A tire and methods of manufacture thereof comprising a tire body and a metal reinforcing strip comprising at least one metal alloy foil layer to provide puncture resistance, wherein the at least one metal alloy foil layer comprises a spinodal glass matrix microconstituent structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: The NanoSteel Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles D. Tuffile, David P. Paratore, Daniel James Branagan
  • Patent number: 8397776
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a pneumatic tire comprising a carcass and an innerliner in direct contact with the carcass, the innerliner comprising a rubber composition comprising: at least one elastomer selected from the group consisting of butyl rubber, chlorinated butyl rubber, brominated butyl rubber, synthetic polyisoprene, natural rubber, styrene butadiene rubber, polybutadiene, copolymer of isobutylene and paramethylstyrene, and brominated copolymer of isobutylene and paramethylstyrene; epichlorohydrin rubber; and at least one delaminated talc having a BET surface area according to DIN 66131 of 10-40 m2/g, an average particle size (D50) of 4-8 microns, determined by laser diffraction measurement, and a lamellarity index of 3-15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Uwe Ernst Frank, Andreas Frantzen, Claude Schweitzer