Patents by Inventor Daniel Paul Luc Marie Hinque

Daniel Paul Luc Marie Hinque 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).

  • Publication number: 20230311571
    Abstract: The tire comprises an outer ring structure with a tread, the outer ring structure comprising a first support ring and a second support ring, the first and second support rings being substantially coaxial around the tire axis; an inner ring structure, the inner ring structure comprising a first base ring and a second base ring, the first and second base rings being substantially coaxial around the tire axis; and a connecting structure effective to transfer load from the inner ring structure to the outer ring structure, the connecting structure including first and second spokes made of reinforced rubber that connect the first and second support rings to the first and second base rings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventor: Daniel Paul Luc Marie Hinque
  • Publication number: 20230191837
    Abstract: A non-pneumatic tire is described that has an outer ring structure with a tread extending circumferentially around the axis, the outer ring structure extending transversally from the first to the second lateral side and comprising a first and second support ring on the first and second lateral side, respectively; an inner ring structure comprising a first and second base ring on the first and second lateral side, respectively; and a connecting structure, effective to transfer load from the inner ring structure to the outer ring structure, including a first set of metal spokes extending from the first support ring to one of the first and second base rings, and a second set of metal spokes extending from the second support ring to the other of the first and second base rings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventor: Daniel Paul Luc Marie Hinque
  • Publication number: 20230191836
    Abstract: A non-pneumatic tire comprises a radially inner ring for contacting a vehicle rim, a radially outer ring and a support structure including spokes extending from the radially outer ring to the radially inner ring. The spokes delimit openings in the support structure, which extend in a width direction of the non-pneumatic tire. The non-pneumatic tire has a reinforcement structure comprising loops of reinforcement cord, each loop extending around one of the openings. Each spoke has arranged therein radial reinforcement cord segments extending radially between the inner ring and the outer ring. The radial reinforcement cord segments are lined up parallel to one another along the width direction of the non-pneumatic tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventor: Daniel Paul Luc Marie Hinque
  • Publication number: 20210268837
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a non-pneumatic tire comprising a hub portion and a ring member arranged essentially concentrically about the hub portion, wherein the ring member comprises a tread portion on its radially outer side. Moreover, the tire comprises a sidewall connecting the hub portion with the ring member, wherein the sidewall comprises multiple sidewall members, each sidewall member being connected on a first side to the hub portion and on a second side to the ring member. Adjacent sidewall members overlap at least partially in a manner whereby they can move relatively to each other under tire loading conditions, such as when the tire is mounted on a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Sebastien Willy Fontaine, Frederic Ngo, Armand Rene Gabriel Leconte, Claude Ernest Felix Boes, Daniel Paul Luc Marie Hinque, Philippe Joseph Willy Proehs, Jean-Francois Vandeclee, Romain Lamacz
  • Publication number: 20210268838
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a non-pneumatic tire comprising a hub portion, a ring member essentially concentrically arranged about the hub portion, a plurality of tread portions radially extending out of a radially outer surface of the ring member, and a plurality of spokes extending from a radially outer surface of the hub portion to a radially inner surface of the ring member for supporting the ring member on the hub portion. Moreover, the tire comprises a plurality of channels fluidly connecting the hub portion with radially inner sides of the tread portions. In addition, the present invention is directed to a kit comprising such a tire and a capsule receivable in the tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Sebastien Willy Fontaine, Frederic Ngo, Armand Rene Gabriel Leconte, Claude Ernest Felix Boes, Daniel Paul Luc Marie Hinque, Philippe Joseph Willy Proehs, Jean-Francois Vandeclee, Romain Lamacz
  • Publication number: 20200385113
    Abstract: A flying machine having a light weight housing is described. Th light weight housing includes a cabin for housing one or more passengers, a flight control system, and at least two nonpneumatic wheels. Each non-pneumatic wheel includes a ground contacting annular tread portion; a plurality of vanes extending between a hub of the non-pneumatic wheel and the annular tread, wherein each vane is formed of a reinforced layer of fabric, wherein each nonpneumatic wheel is mounted on a rotatable support arm, and wherein the wheel is rotated at a high rate of speed to generate lift of the flying machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Sebastien Willy Fontaine, Armand René Gabriel Leconte, Frederic Ngo, Gilles Reichling, Claude Ernest Felix Boes, Jean-Francois Vandeclee, Daniel Paul Luc Marie Hinque, Vincent Jean Emile Decouvreur
  • Patent number: 10189320
    Abstract: An air maintenance system includes a rotating inner ring secured to a vehicle wheel, a stationary outer ring maintaining a constant angular position, an occlusion roller rotationally fixed to the stationary outer ring, the occlusion roller having a protruding portion centered axially at a radially outer surface of the occlusion roller with axially outer portions of the occlusion roller being radially recessed from the protruding portion and supported by bearing surfaces of the rotating inner ring, spacer rollers rotationally fixed to the stationary outer ring and rotationally supported by the bearing surfaces, and a flexible tube defining a pump cavity, the air maintenance system pumping a fluid from the ambient environment into a pneumatic tire by applying an occluding force against the flexible tube, periodically occluding portions of the pump cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Daniel Paul Luc Marie Hinque
  • Patent number: 9758000
    Abstract: A self-inflating tire assembly includes an air tube connected to a tire and defining an air passageway, the air tube being composed of a flexible material operative to allow an air tube segment opposite a tire footprint to flatten, closing the passageway, and resiliently unflatten into an original configuration. The air tube is sequentially flattened by the tire footprint in a direction opposite to a tire direction of rotation to pump air along the passageway to a regulator device. The regulator device regulates the inlet air flow to the air tube and the outlet air flow to the tire cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Daniel Paul Luc Marie Hinque
  • Patent number: 9701166
    Abstract: A self-inflating tire assembly includes an air tube connected to a tire and defining an air passageway, the air tube being composed of a flexible material operative to allow an air tube segment opposite a tire footprint to flatten, closing the passageway, and resiliently unflatten into an original configuration. The air tube is sequentially flattened by the tire footprint in a direction opposite to a tire direction of rotation to pump air along the passageway to a regulator device. The regulator device regulates the inlet air flow to the air tube and the outlet air flow to the tire cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Daniel Paul Luc Marie Hinque
  • Patent number: 9682599
    Abstract: An air maintenance system includes a rotating inner ring associated with a vehicle wheel, a stationary outer ring maintaining a constant angular position, the stationary outer ring including ring segments secured together by a plurality of connecting shafts, an occlusion roller rotationally fixed to the stationary outer ring by a first connecting shaft of the plurality of connecting shafts, the occlusion roller having a protruding portion centered axially at a radially outer surface of the occlusion roller with axially outer portions of the occlusion roller being radially recessed from the protruding portion and supported by bearing surfaces of the rotating inner ring, spacer rollers rotationally fixed to the stationary outer ring by second and third connecting shafts of the plurality of connecting shafts and rotationally supported by the bearing surfaces, and a flexible tube defining a pump cavity, the air maintenance system pumping a fluid from the ambient environment into a pneumatic tire by applying an oc
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Daniel Paul Luc Marie Hinque, Gilles Bonnet, Olivier Di Prizio, Gauthier Piret
  • Publication number: 20170166017
    Abstract: An air maintenance system includes a rotating inner ring secured to a vehicle wheel, a stationary outer ring maintaining a constant angular position, an occlusion roller rotationally fixed to the stationary outer ring, the occlusion roller having a protruding portion centered axially at a radially outer surface of the occlusion roller with axially outer portions of the occlusion roller being radially recessed from the protruding portion and supported by bearing surfaces of the rotating inner ring, spacer rollers rotationally fixed to the stationary outer ring and rotationally supported by the bearing surfaces, and a flexible tube defining a pump cavity, the air maintenance system pumping a fluid from the ambient environment into a pneumatic tire by applying an occluding force against the flexible tube, periodically occluding portions of the pump cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventor: Daniel Paul Luc Marie HINQUE
  • Publication number: 20170166018
    Abstract: An air maintenance system includes a rotating inner ring associated with a vehicle wheel, a stationary outer ring maintaining a constant angular position, the stationary outer ring including ring segments secured together by a plurality of connecting shafts, an occlusion roller rotationally fixed to the stationary outer ring by a first connecting shaft of the plurality of connecting shafts, the occlusion roller having a protruding portion centered axially at a radially outer surface of the occlusion roller with axially outer portions of the occlusion roller being radially recessed from the protruding portion and supported by bearing surfaces of the rotating inner ring, spacer rollers rotationally fixed to the stationary outer ring by second and third connecting shafts of the plurality of connecting shafts and rotationally supported by the bearing surfaces, and a flexible tube defining a pump cavity, the air maintenance system pumping a fluid from the ambient environment into a pneumatic tire by applying an oc
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel Paul Luc Marie HINQUE, Gilles BONNET, Olivier DI PRIZIO, Gauthier PIRET
  • Patent number: 9662944
    Abstract: A self-inflating tire assembly includes an air tube connected to a tire and defining an air passageway, the air tube being composed of a flexible material operative to allow an air tube segment opposite a tire footprint to flatten, closing the passageway, and resiliently unflatten into an original configuration. The air tube is sequentially flattened by the tire footprint in a direction opposite to a tire direction of rotation to pump air along the passageway to a regulator device. The regulator device regulates the inlet air flow to the air tube and the outlet air flow to the tire cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Daniel Paul Luc Marie Hinque, Anne Therese Peronnet-Paquin, Gilles Bonnet, Gauthier Piret
  • Patent number: 9539869
    Abstract: A self-inflating tire assembly includes an air tube connected to a tire and defining an air passageway, the air tube being composed of a flexible material operative to allow an air tube segment opposite a tire footprint to flatten, closing the passageway, and resiliently unflatten into an original configuration. The air tube is sequentially flattened by the tire footprint in a direction opposite to a tire direction of rotation to pump air along the passageway to a inlet control valve. The inlet control valve regulates the inlet air flow to the air tube and the outlet air flow to the tire cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Daniel Paul Luc Marie Hinque, Jeannot Frieden, Anne Therese Peronnet-Paquin
  • Patent number: 9381780
    Abstract: A tire having a tire cavity is disclosed, wherein the tire has a bi-directional pump assembly including a pump passageway having an inlet end and an outlet end, and being operative to allow a portion of the pump passageway near a tire footprint to substantially close and open the pump passageway. The tire includes a valve assembly having a valve housing, wherein a diaphragm is mounted in the valve housing forming an interior chamber, and wherein the diaphragm is responsive to the pressure of the tire cavity. The interior chamber has an inlet in fluid communication with outside air, and an outlet in fluid communication with inlet and outlet of the pump passageway. The valve assembly further includes an inlet control valve having a valve bottom positioned over the outlet and operative to open and close the outlet. The inlet control valve has a first end connected to the diaphragm, and a resilient member biases the inlet control valve into the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Daniel Paul Luc Marie Hinque
  • Publication number: 20160167465
    Abstract: An air maintenance system includes a rotating inner ring secured to a vehicle wheel, a stationary outer ring maintaining a constant angular position, an eccentric mass secured to the stationary outer ring, an occlusion roller located proximate to the eccentric mass, and a flexible tube defining a pump cavity. The air maintenance system pumps a fluid from the ambient environment into a pneumatic tire by applying an occluding force against the flexible tube, periodically occluding portions of the pump cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel Paul Luc Marie Hinque
  • Patent number: 9365084
    Abstract: A self-inflating tire assembly includes an air tube connected to a tire and defining an air passageway, the air tube being composed of a flexible material operative to allow an air tube segment opposite a tire footprint to flatten, closing the passageway, and resiliently unflatten into an original configuration. The air tube is sequentially flattened by the tire footprint in a direction opposite to a tire direction of rotation to pump air along the passageway to a regulator device. The regulator device regulates the inlet air flow to the air tube and the outlet air flow to the tire cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Daniel Paul Luc Marie Hinque
  • Patent number: 9340077
    Abstract: An air compressor mountable to a sidewall of an annular tire cavity, wherein the compressor comprises an air inlet for receiving air to be pumped into the tire cavity and an air outlet for releasing air into the tire cavity. Further, the compressor comprises a double membrane assembly having a first membrane and a second membrane arranged in parallel to the first membrane. A pressure compensation chamber is provided between the first membrane and the second membrane, the pressure compensation chamber being in fluid communication with the tire cavity. Further, an air compression chamber is arranged on a side of the second membrane opposite to the pressure compensation chamber, wherein the compression chamber is in fluid communication with the air inlet and the air outlet. Moreover, a tire comprises the aforementioned compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Daniel Paul Luc Marie Hinque, Edwin Deerenberg
  • Patent number: 9333817
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire comprises a sidewall, an annular tire cavity, and a hydraulic actuator connected to the sidewall inside the annular tire cavity, wherein the hydraulic actuator has a flexible reservoir for containing a hydraulic fluid, and an opening allowing hydraulic fluid to enter the reservoir and to exit the reservoir. Further, the hydraulic actuator comprises a lever arm connected to the sidewall and holding the flexible reservoir between the lever arm and the sidewall, wherein the lever arm comprises a fluid channel allowing hydraulic fluid to flow from the reservoir through the opening out of the lever arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Daniel Paul Luc Marie Hinque, Anne Therese Peronnet-Paquin, Edwin Deerenberg, Yannick Raymond Georges Haegel
  • Patent number: 9327560
    Abstract: A tire having a tire cavity is disclosed, wherein the tire has a bi-directional pump assembly including a pump passageway having an inlet end and an outlet end, and being operative to allow a portion of the pump passageway near a tire footprint to substantially close and open the pump passageway. The tire includes a valve assembly having a valve housing, wherein a diaphragm is mounted in the valve housing forming an interior chamber, and wherein the diaphragm is responsive to the pressure of the tire cavity. The interior chamber has a first hole in fluid communication with the inlet end of the pump passageway, a second hole in fluid communication with the outlet end of the pump passageway, and a third hole in fluid communication with the outside air. The valve housing has a passageway in fluid communication with the tire cavity and the outlet end of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Daniel Paul Luc Marie Hinque