Patents by Inventor Jared J. Griebel

Jared J. Griebel 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: 20220072906
    Abstract: A non-pneumatic tire includes an inner ring having an axis of rotation and an outer ring coaxial with the inner ring. The non-pneumatic tire further includes support structure extending from the inner ring to the outer ring and a circumferential tread extending about the outer ring. The circumferential tread includes a band layer constructed of a single material and a tread rubber layer directly attached to the band layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Adam K. Nesbitt, Jared J. Griebel, Brandon P. Nelson, Benjamin E. Rimai, Bradley S. Plotner
  • Patent number: 11078333
    Abstract: Copolymerization of elemental sulfur with functional comonomers afford sulfur copolymers having a high molecular weight and high sulfur content. Nucleophilic activators initiate sulfur polymerizations at relative lower temperatures and in solutions, which enable the use of a wider range of comonomers, such as vinylics, styrenics, and non-homopolymerizing comonomers. Nucleophilic activators promote ring-opening reactions to generate linear polysulfide intermediates that copolymerize with comonomers. Dynamic sulfur-sulfur bonds enable re-processing or melt processing of the sulfur polymer. Chalcogenide-based copolymers have a refractive index of about 1.7-2.6 at a wavelength in a range of about 5000 nm-8????. The sulfur copolymer can be a thermoplastic or a thermoset for use in elastomers, resins, lubricants, coatings, antioxidants, cathode materials for electrochemical cells, dental adhesives/restorations, and polymeric articles such as polymeric films and free-standing substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
    Inventors: Dong-Chul Pyun, Richard S. Glass, Robert A. Norwood, Jared J. Griebel, Soha Namnabat
  • Publication number: 20200130434
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an approach for monitoring a tire for a puncture based on a change in a voltage established based on a resistance of a material disposed within the tire. In one example, the material is a conductive material layer. In another example, the material is a resistive strip. The systems and methods described herein can monitor for a change in an established voltage over time that is a function of parameters including the resistance of the conductive material layer or the resistive strip, and an applied voltage, to provide an indication of the change in the resistance in the material. The change in resistance of the material can be indicative of the puncture within the tire. The systems and methods described herein can alert a vehicle operator of the puncture within the tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Rimai, Bradley S. Plotner, Jared J. Griebel, Cameron L. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20200061944
    Abstract: Methods for producing a polymer-containing coating upon a cured tire inner liner using a coating composition of specified composition are provided. Also provided are methods for producing a tire comprising a cured inner liner (with a polymer-containing coating upon its radially inward-facing surface) and at least one component positioned radially inward of the cured inner liner. Tires containing a cured inner liner (with a polymer-containing coating upon its radially inward-facing surface) and at least one component positioned radially inward of the cured inner liner are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Kung-Ching Liao, Jared J. Griebel, Brian S. Alexander, Jiansheng Tang, Bradley S. Plotner, Ross W. Widenor
  • Publication number: 20200009912
    Abstract: Methods for treating a cured inner liner as well as treated, cured inner liners resulting from such methods are disclosed. Also disclosed are tires containing the treated inner liners. The methods include treatment of the lower surface of inner liner surface with a rubber-containing liquid to produce a rubber-containing film thereupon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Kung-Ching Liao, Jared J. Griebel, Brian S. Alexander, Bradley S. Plotner, Ross W. Widenor
  • Publication number: 20190389256
    Abstract: A tire sealant layer comprising a rubber portion with an upper surface and a lower surface, and a barrier layer upon the lower surface of the rubber portion is disclosed. The rubber portion comprises a mixture of 100 parts of at least one rubber, 90-500 parts of at least one tackifier, optionally one or more extenders, optionally at least one hydroscopic substance, and a cure package. Also disclosed is a process for producing a sealant layer-tire inner liner combination as well as a sealant layer-containing tire and related processes involving the sealant layer-containing tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Jared J. Griebel, Kung-Ching Liao, Brian S. Alexander, Bradley S. Plotner, Ross W. Widenor
  • Publication number: 20190291511
    Abstract: Processes for producing a sealant layer-tire inner liner combination as well as a sealant layer-containing tire and related processes involving the sealant layer-containing tire are disclosed. The sealant layer is adhered to the tire inner liner, has a thickness of 2-8 mm and comprises 100 parts of at least one rubber, 90-500 phr of at least one tackifier, optionally one or more extenders, optionally at least one hydroscopic substance, and a cure package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Brian S. Alexander, Bradley S. Plotner, Ross W. Widenor, Jared J. Griebel, Kung-Ching Liao
  • Publication number: 20190176422
    Abstract: Methods for treating a cured inner liner as well as treated, cured inner liners resulting from such methods are disclosed. Also disclosed are tires containing the treated inner liners. The methods include treatment of the lower surface of inner liner surface with a rubber-containing liquid to produce a rubber-containing film thereupon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Kung-Ching Liao, Jared J. Griebel, Brian S. Alexander, Bradley S. Plotner, Ross W. Widenor
  • Publication number: 20180208686
    Abstract: Copolymerization of elemental sulfur with functional comonomers afford sulfur copolymers having a high molecular weight and high sulfur content. Nucleophilic activators initiate sulfur polymerizations at relative lower temperatures and in solutions, which enable the use of a wider range of comonomers, such as vinylics, styrenics, and non-homopolymerizing comonomers. Nucleophilic activators promote ring-opening reactions to generate linear polysulfide intermediates that copolymerize with comonomers. Dynamic sulfur-sulfur bonds enable re-processing or melt processing of the sulfur polymer. Chalcogenide-based copolymers have a refractive index of about 1.7-2.6 at a wavelength in a range of about 5000 nm-8????. The sulfur copolymer can be a thermoplastic or a thermoset for use in elastomers, resins, lubricants, coatings, antioxidants, cathode materials for electrochemical cells, dental adhesives/restorations, and polymeric articles such as polymeric films and free-standing substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Dong-Chul Pyun, Richard S. Glass, Robert A. Norwood, Jared J. Griebel, Soha Namnabat
  • Patent number: 9306218
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to high sulfur content polymeric materials and composites, methods for making them, and devices using them such as electrochemical cells and optical elements. In one aspect, a polymeric composition comprising a copolymer of sulfur, at a level in the range of at least about 50 wt % of the copolymer, and one or more monomers each selected from the group consisting of ethylenically unsaturated monomers, epoxide monomers, and thiirane monomers, at a level in the range of about 0.1 wt % to about 50 wt % of the copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
    Inventors: Dong-Chul Pyun, Jared J. Griebel, Woo Jin Chung, Richard Glass, Robert A. Norwood, Roland Himmelhuber, Adam G. Simmonds
  • Publication number: 20140199592
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to high sulfur content polymeric materials and composites, methods for making them, and devices using them such as electrochemical cells and optical elements. In one aspect, a polymeric composition comprising a copolymer of sulfur, at a level in the range of at least about 50 wt % of the copolymer, and one or more monomers each selected from the group consisting of ethylenically unsaturated monomers, epoxide monomers, and thiirane monomers, at a level in the range of about 0.1 wt % to about 50 wt % of the copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSI OF ARIZONA
    Inventors: Dong-Chul Pyun, Jared J. Griebel, Woo Jin Chung, Richard Glass, Robert A. Norwood, Roland Himmelhuber, Adam. G. Simmonos