Patents by Inventor Clayton BOHN, JR.

Clayton BOHN, JR. has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11420474
    Abstract: A shear band that may be used e.g., in a non-pneumatic tire is provided. The shear band uses interlaced reinforcing elements positioned within a shear layer of elastomeric material. A variety of configurations may be used to create the interlaced positioning of the reinforcing elements including e.g., a horizontal diamond or vertical diamond configuration. The shear layer formed from a rubber composition having a very low hysteresis reinforced with silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Clifford Wilson, Clayton Bohn, Jr., Timothy Brett Rhyne, Steven M Cron
  • Patent number: 11370249
    Abstract: A non-pneumatic wheel having a hub (12), an outer tread band (200) and a plurality of spokes (100) connecting the hub (12) with the outer tread band (200), each of the plurality of spokes (10) having first and second support elements joined by a first elastomeric joint body (130) connecting the first support element to the second support element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Clifford Wilson, Clayton Bohn, Jr., Steven M Cron, Timothy Brett Rhyne
  • Publication number: 20210362542
    Abstract: A non-pneumatic wheel includes an outer band, a hub and a plurality of spokes formed from a polyamine material. Each of the plurality of spokes is displaced to create pretension in the radial direction under a design load and the displacement is equal to or greater than the predetermined deflection of the outer band. The plurality of spokes is made from a polyamide material having a conditioned tensile modulus between 600 MPa and 3000 MPa, an equilibrium moisture content of no more than 1.5%, and a fatigue failure resistance that can withstand at least 1 million cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Clayton BOHN, Jr., Steven M CRON, Damon Lee CHRISTENBURY, Ryan Michael GAYLO, Timothy Brett RHYNE
  • Publication number: 20210268834
    Abstract: A non-pneumatic tire is provided that has a hub with a central axis. A supporting structure is located outward from the hub in a radial direction, and a shear band is located outward from the supporting structure in the radial direction. Tread is located outward from the shear band in the radial direction. A static discharge element extends from a first radial end of the supporting structure to a second radial end of the supporting structure. The first radial end is located closer to the central axis than the second radial end in the radial direction. The static discharge element is electrically conductive to conduct electricity through the supporting structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: BRIAN DOUGLAS WILSON, RYAN MICHAEL GAYLO, CLAYTON BOHN, JR., PAUL WINSTON
  • Publication number: 20210237511
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a moldable reinforced thermoplastic polyurethane and a non-pneumatic wheel made therefrom, a process for preparing the same and an non-pneumatic wheel obtained therefrom which exhibits a high modulus, low creep, and high fatigue life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Paul KUJAWSKI, Mihai MANITIU, Raymond A. NEFF, Clayton BOHN, Jr., Steven M. CRON, Damon Lee CHRISTENBURY, Rayn Michael GAYLO, Timothy Brett RHYNE
  • Patent number: 11077633
    Abstract: A method of forming a non-pneumatic tire is provided that includes the steps of providing an outer shear band ring (12) that has an inner diameter. An intermediate section (14) is provided that has a supporting structure. An outer diameter (102) of the intermediate section (14) in the uncompressed state is greater than the inner diameter (70) of the outer shear band ring (12). The intermediate section is compressed from the uncompressed state to a compressed state, and is inserted inside of the outer shear band ring (12). Compression of the intermediate section is released when the intermediate section is inside of the outer shear band ring, and the intermediate section (14) moves from the compressed state to a state of interference fit with the outer shear band ring (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Eric Rivers, Clayton Bohn, Jr., Brian D Wilson
  • Publication number: 20210094353
    Abstract: A shear band that may be used e.g., in a non-pneumatic tire is provided. The shear band uses interlaced reinforcing elements positioned within a shear layer of elastomeric material. A variety of configurations may be used to create the interlaced positioning of the reinforcing elements including e.g., a horizontal diamond or vertical diamond configuration. The shear layer formed from a rubber composition having a very low hysteresis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Clifford WILSON, Clayton BOHN, Jr., Timothy Brett RHYNE, Steven M CRON
  • Patent number: 10926581
    Abstract: A non-pneumatic tire is provided that has a hub with a central axis. A supporting structure is located outward from the hub in a radial direction, and a shear band is located outward from the supporting structure in the radial direction. Tread is located outward from the shear band in the radial direction. A static discharge element extends from a first radial end of the supporting structure to a second radial end of the supporting structure. The first radial end is located closer to the central axis than the second radial end in the radial direction. The static discharge element is electrically conductive to conduct electricity through the supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Brian Douglas Wilson, Ryan Gaylo, Clayton Bohn, Jr., Paul Winston
  • Publication number: 20200290398
    Abstract: A non-pneumatic wheel having a hub, an outer tread band and a plurality of spokes connecting the hub with the outer tread band, each of the plurality of spokes having first and second spoke elements joined by a body comprised of an elastomer connecting the first spoke element to the second spoke element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Clifford WILSON, Clayton BOHN, JR., Steven M CRON, Timothy Brett RHYNE
  • Publication number: 20200276866
    Abstract: A non-pneumatic wheel having a hub (12), an outer tread band (200) and a plurality of spokes (100) connecting the hub (12) with the outer tread band (200), each of the plurality of spokes (10) having first and second support elements joined by a first elastomeric joint body (130) connecting the first support element to the second support element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Clifford WILSON, Clayton BOHN, Jr., Steven M CRON, Timothy Brett RHYNE
  • Publication number: 20190322137
    Abstract: A shear band that may be used e.g., in a non-pneumatic tire is provided. The shear band uses interlaced reinforcing elements positioned within a shear layer of elastomeric material. A variety of configurations may be used to create the interlaced positioning of the reinforcing elements including e.g., a horizontal diamond or vertical diamond configuration. The shear layer formed from a rubber composition having a very low hysteresis reinforced with silica.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Clifford WILSON, Clayton BOHN, Jr., Timothy Brett RHYNE, Steven M CRON
  • Publication number: 20190016077
    Abstract: A method of forming a non-pneumatic tire (10) is provided that includes the steps of providing an outer shear band ring (12), an intermediate section (14) with a supporting structure (16), and an inner shear band ring. The intermediate section (14) is positioned inside of the outer shear band ring (12) such that the outer shear band ring is located outward from the intermediate section in a radial direction of the tire. A hub (20) is positioned inside of the intermediate section such that the intermediate section (14) is located outward from the hub (20) in the radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: BRIAN WILSON, ERIC RIVERS, CLAYTON BOHN, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180333984
    Abstract: A non-pneumatic tire is provided that has a hub with a central axis. A supporting structure is located outward from the hub in a radial direction, and a shear band is located outward from the supporting structure in the radial direction. Tread is located outward from the shear band in the radial direction. A static discharge element extends from a first radial end of the supporting structure to a second radial end of the supporting structure. The first radial end is located closer to the central axis than the second radial end in the radial direction. The static discharge element is electrically conductive to conduct electricity through the supporting structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Brian Douglas WILSON, Ryan GAYLO, Clayton BOHN, JR., Paul WINSTON