Patents by Inventor Guy Cluzel

Guy Cluzel 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: 9499011
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tire, the aspect ratio H/S of which is strictly greater than 0.55, having a radial carcass reinforcement comprising a crown reinforcement formed of at least two working crown layers of inextensible reinforcement elements, crossed from one ply to the other forming angles of between 10° and 45° with the circumferential direction, which itself is topped radially by a tread, said tread being joined to two beads by means of two sidewalls and the crown reinforcement comprising at least one layer of circumferential reinforcement elements. According to the invention, the ratio of the thickness of the crown block at one shoulder end to the thickness of the crown block in the circumferential median plane is less than 1.20 and the ratio of the axial width of at least one layer of circumferential reinforcement elements to the axial width of the tread is greater than 0.5 and preferably greater than 0.6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Robert Radulescu, Guy Cluzel
  • Patent number: 9102202
    Abstract: A tire having a radial carcass reinforcement includes a crown reinforcement formed of at least two working crown layers of inextensible reinforcement elements, which are crossed from one ply to the other, forming with the circumferential direction angles of between 10° and 45°. The crown reinforcement is topped radially by a tread, which is joined to two beads by means of two sidewalls. The ratio of the thickness of the crown block at one shoulder end to the thickness of the crown block in the circumferential median plane is less than 1.20. The ratio of the axial width of the tread to the maximum axial width of the tire is strictly greater than or equal to 0.89.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Robert Radulescu, Guy Cluzel
  • Patent number: 8555942
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tire having a radial carcass reinforcement comprising a crown reinforcement formed of at least two working crown layers of reinforcement elements, which are crossed from one layer to the other, forming with the circumferential direction angles of between 10° and 45°, which itself is topped radially by a tread, said tread being joined to two beads by means of two sidewalls and the crown reinforcement comprising between two working crown plies at least one additional ply of reinforcement elements. According to the invention, the axial ends of the reinforcement element working ply radially closest to the carcass reinforcement are turned up to cover the axial ends of a working crown ply radially external to the additional ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventor: Guy Cluzel
  • Patent number: 8146637
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tire having a radial carcass reinforcement comprising a crown reinforcement formed of at least two working crown layers of inextensible reinforcement elements, which are crossed from one layer to the other, forming with the circumferential direction angles of between 10° and 45°, which itself is topped radially by a tread, said tread being joined to two beads by means of two sidewalls and the crown reinforcement comprising at least one layer of circumferential reinforcement elements of an axial width less than that of at least one of the working crown layers. According to the invention, the ratio of the axial width of at least one layer of circumferential reinforcement elements to the axial width of the tread is greater than 0.6, and preferably greater than 0.65, and the ratio of the axial width of the tread to the maximum axial width of the tire is strictly greater than 0.89.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Robert Radulescu, Guy Cluzel
  • Publication number: 20080115873
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tire having a radial carcass reinforcement comprising a crown reinforcement formed of at least two working crown layers of reinforcement elements, which are crossed from one layer to the other, forming with the circumferential direction angles of between 10° and 45°, which itself is topped radially by a tread, said tread being joined to two beads by means of two sidewalls and the crown reinforcement comprising between two working crown plies at least one additional ply of reinforcement elements. According to the invention, the axial ends of the reinforcement element working ply radially closest to the carcass reinforcement are turned up to cover the axial ends of a working crown ply radially external to the additional ply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventor: Guy Cluzel
  • Publication number: 20060169380
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tire having a radial carcass reinforcement comprising a crown reinforcement formed of at least two working crown layers of inextensible reinforcement elements, which are crossed from one layer to the other, forming with the circumferential direction angles of between 10° and 45°, which itself is topped radially by a tread, said tread being joined to two beads by means of two sidewalls and the crown reinforcement comprising at least one layer of circumferential reinforcement elements of an axial width less than that of at least one of the working crown layers. According to the invention, the ratio of the axial width of at least one layer of circumferential reinforcement elements to the axial width of the tread is greater than 0.6, and preferably greater than 0.65, and the ratio of the axial width of the tread to the maximum axial width of the tire is strictly greater than 0.89.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Applicant: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Robert Radulescu, Guy Cluzel
  • Publication number: 20060169383
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tire having a radial carcass reinforcement comprising a crown reinforcement formed of at least two working crown layers of inextensible reinforcement elements, which are crossed from one ply to the other, forming with the circumferential direction angles of between 10° and 45°, which itself is topped radially by a tread, said tread being joined to two beads by means of two sidewalls. According to the invention, the ratio of the thickness of the crown block at one shoulder end to the thickness of the crown block in the circumferential median plane is less than 1.20 and the ratio of the axial width of the tread to the maximum axial width of the tire is strictly greater than or equal to 0.89.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Applicant: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Robert Radulescu, Guy Cluzel
  • Publication number: 20060169381
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tire, the aspect ratio H/S of which is strictly greater than 0.55, having a radial carcass reinforcement comprising a crown reinforcement formed of at least two working crown layers of inextensible reinforcement elements, crossed from one ply to the other forming angles of between 10° and 45° with the circumferential direction, which itself is topped radially by a tread, said tread being joined to two beads by means of two sidewalls and the crown reinforcement comprising at least one layer of circumferential reinforcement elements. According to the invention, the ratio of the thickness of the crown block at one shoulder end to the thickness of the crown block in the circumferential median plane is less than 1.20 and the ratio of the axial width of at least one layer of circumferential reinforcement elements to the axial width of the tread is greater than 0.5 and preferably greater than 0.6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Applicant: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Robert Radulescu, Guy Cluzel
  • Patent number: 6612353
    Abstract: A tire having a crown reinforcement formed of at least two working crown plies (32, 34) having axial widths L32, L34 greater than the width L33 of an additional reinforcement (33) of inextensible, substantially radial reinforcement elements, which reinforcement is arranged radially between said plies (32, 34) and is axially composed of three parts, a central part (33′) in the form of a ply formed of inextensible, substantially radial reinforcement elements and two lateral parts in the form of strips (33″), each formed of circumferential reinforcement elements, the modulus of elasticity upon traction per unit of width of a lateral strip being at most equal to the modulus of elasticity upon traction, measured under the same conditions, of the most extensible working ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique, S.A.
    Inventor: Guy Cluzel
  • Patent number: 6499522
    Abstract: A tire having a radial carcass reinforcement, a crown reinforcement including at least two working crown plies of inextensible reinforcement elements, crossed from one ply to the other ply, forming angles of between 10° and 45° with the circumferential direction, and an additional, axially continuous, ply formed of continuous, inextensible and substantially radial metallic reinforcement elements made of steel, the additional ply being placed radially between the working plies, and having an axial width which is at least 1.1 times the axial width of the widest working crown ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Compagnie Générale des Etablissements Michelin-Michelin & Cie
    Inventor: Guy Cluzel
  • Patent number: 6470939
    Abstract: A tire with a radial carcass reinforcement of maximum axial width S0, including a crown reinforcement formed of at least two working crown plies of inextensible reinforcement elements, crossed from one ply to the other, forming angles of between 10° and 45° with the circumferential direction, the plies having axial widths greater than the width of an additional ply of inextensible, substantially radial, metallic reinforcement elements. The additional ply is arranged radially between the working plies, the working plies being, on either side of the equatorial plane and in the immediate axial extension of the additional ply, coupled over an axial distance at least equal to 3.5% of the width S0, then being decoupled by profiled members of rubber mix at least over the remainder of the width common to the two working plies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Campagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin - Michelin & Cie
    Inventor: Guy Cluzel
  • Patent number: 6401778
    Abstract: A tire with radial carcass reinforcement having a maximum axial width S0 and including a crown reinforcement composed of at least two working crown plies of inextensible reinforcing elements, crossing from one ply to the next at angles of between 10° and 45° to the circumferential direction, the said plies having axial widths equal to at least 80% of the width S0, and arranged radially between the said working plies, an additional ply of reinforcing elements essentially parallel to the circumferential direction, the working plies having widths greater than the width of the additional ply by at least 16% of the width S0, and being on both sides of the equatorial plane and in the immediate axial extension of the additional ply coupled over an axial distance equal to at least 3% of the width S0, thereafter being separated by a section of rubber mix having a thickness of at least 2 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale des establissements Michelin-Michelin & Cie
    Inventor: Guy Cluzel
  • Patent number: 6367527
    Abstract: A tire, the H/S form ratio of which is at most 0.6, formed radially from the inside to the outside by a triangulation ply of metal cables oriented at least 60°, two working crown plies formed of inextensible metal cables oriented at angles of between 10° and 45°, between which there is inserted a first additional ply of metallic elements which are oriented substantially parallel to the circumferential direction of the tire, a second additional ply being arranged, on either side of the tire, radially above the outermost working ply and substantially centered on the end of the first additional ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Compagnie Générale des Etablissements Michelin - Michelin & Cie
    Inventor: Guy Cluzel
  • Publication number: 20020033213
    Abstract: A tire having a crown reinforcement formed of at least two working crown plies (32, 34) having axial widths L32, L34 greater than the width L33 of an additional reinforcement (33) of inextensible, substantially radial reinforcement elements, which reinforcement is arranged radially between said plies (32, 34) and is axially composed of three parts, a central part (33′) in the form of a ply formed of inextensible, substantially radial reinforcement elements and two lateral parts in the form of strips (33″), each formed of circumferential reinforcement elements, the modulus of elasticity upon traction per unit of width of a lateral strip being at most equal to the modulus of elasticity upon traction, measured under the same conditions, of the most extensible working ply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Publication date: March 21, 2002
    Inventor: Guy Cluzel
  • Patent number: 5996662
    Abstract: A radial "heavy vehicle" tire, of H/S form ratio of at most 0.60, with a wn reinforcement (2) composed of at least two crossed working plies (21, 22), and at least one ply (20) of circumferential cables arranged above the carcass ply (1) and a tread (10) of width L, characterized in that there is arranged, between the ply of circumferential cables (20) and the first, radially innermost, working ply (21), a layer of rubber mix (4) of low modulus of extension, of constant thickness of between 2 and 3 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin--Michelin & Cie
    Inventor: Guy Cluzel
  • Patent number: 5772810
    Abstract: In the crown reinforcement (2) of a "heavy vehicle" tire, known as a high tire, the wires or cables of the triangulation ply (20) and the second working ply (22) are the widest of the reinforcement (2) and the radial distances between the respective wires or cables of the two plies at the level of their edges are at most equal to 1.5 mm over an axial distance l at least equal to 2% of the axial width L.sub.0 of the triangulation ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale des Etablisse-Ments Michelin - Michelin & Cie
    Inventor: Guy Cluzel
  • Patent number: 5738740
    Abstract: In order to improve the endurance of the crown reinforcement (3) of a tyre, he H/S form ratio of which is at most 0.6, the latter is formed radially from the inside to the outside by a triangulation ply (31) of metal cables oriented at at least 60.degree. and two working crown plies (32, 34) formed of inextensible metal cables oriented at angles of between 10.degree. and 45.degree., between which there is inserted an additional ply (33) of metallic elements oriented substantially parallel to the circumferential direction of the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin - Michelin & Cie
    Inventor: Guy Cluzel