Patents by Inventor Jaehyung Ju

Jaehyung Ju 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: 8999480
    Abstract: A shear layer for a shear band that is used in a tire is provided that has multiple cells having a chiral configuration. The chiral configuration may be hexagonal or tetrachiral or have other configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Joshua D. Summers, Avinash Kolla, Jaehyung Ju, John Ziegert
  • Patent number: 8688421
    Abstract: A design method for optimizing the shear layer of a shear band for use in a tire is provided. The shear layer has a honeycomb configuration and the design method optimizes the dimensions of the honeycomb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recheche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Joshua D. Summers, Luke A. Berglind, Jaehyung Ju
  • Patent number: 8651156
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved shear band for use in non-pneumatic tires, pneumatic tires, and other technologies. The improved shear band is uniquely constructed of honeycomb shaped units that can replace the elastomeric continuum materials such as natural or synthetic rubber or polyurethane that are typically used. In particular, honeycomb structures made of high modulus materials such as metals or polycarbonates are used that provide the desired shear strains and shear modulus when subjected to stress. When used in tire construction, improvements in rolling resistance can be obtained because of less mass being deformed and reduced hysteresis provided by these materials. The resulting mass of the shear band is greatly reduced if using low density materials. Higher density materials can be used (such as metals) without increasing mass while utilizing their characteristic low energy loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Georges M. Fadel, Jaehyung Ju, Ashwin Michaelraj, Prabhu Shankar, Joshua D. Summers, John C. Ziegert
  • Patent number: 8609220
    Abstract: A shear layer for a shear band that is used in a tire is provided that has multiple cells or units having an auxetic configuration and that are constructed from aluminum or titanium alloys. The cells may have an angle of ?10°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Joshua D. Summers, Georges M. Fadel, Jaehyung Ju, John Ziegert
  • Publication number: 20110250383
    Abstract: A shear layer for a shear band that is used in a tire is provided that has multiple cells or units having an auxetic configuration and that are constructed from aluminum or titanium alloys. The cells may have an angle of ?10°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Joshua D. SUMMERS, Georges M. Fadel, Jaehyung Ju, John Ziegert
  • Publication number: 20110240190
    Abstract: A design method for optimizing the shear layer of a shear band for use in a tire is provided. The shear layer has a honeycomb configuration and the design method optimizes the dimensions of the honeycomb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Joshua D. Summers, Luke A. Berglind, Jaehyung Ju
  • Publication number: 20110240194
    Abstract: A shear layer for a shear band that is used in a tire is provided that has multiple cells having a chiral configuration. The chiral configuration may be hexagonal or tetrachiral or have other configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Joshua D. Summers, Avinash Kolla, Jaehyung Ju, John Ziegert
  • Publication number: 20110030866
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved shear band for use in non-pneumatic tires, pneumatic tires, and other technologies. The improved shear band is uniquely constructed of honeycomb shaped units that can replace the elastomeric continuum materials such as natural or synthetic rubber or polyurethane that are typically used. In particular, honeycomb structures made of high modulus materials such as metals or polycarbonates are used that provide the desired shear strains and shear modulus when subjected to stress. When used in tire construction, improvements in rolling resistance can be obtained because of less mass being deformed and reduced hysteresis provided by these materials. The resulting mass of the shear band is greatly reduced if using low density materials. Higher density materials can be used (such as metals) without increasing mass while utilizing their characteristic low energy loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Georges M. FADEL, Jaehyung Ju, Ashwin Michaelraj, Prabhu Shankar, Joshua D. Summers, John C. Ziegert