Patents by Inventor Kung-Ching LIAO

Kung-Ching LIAO 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: 20220194128
    Abstract: Methods for treating the surface of a cured inner liner are disclosed. By use of these methods a treated, cured inner liner is produced which has a lower surface with increased adherability to other materials (e.g., adhesives). Treated, cured inner liners resulting from such methods as well as tires containing the treated inner liners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Kung-Ching Liao, Joshua P. Abell, Jenny L. Sheaffer
  • Patent number: 11207919
    Abstract: Methods for treating the surface of a cured inner liner are disclosed. By use of these methods a treated, cured inner liner is produced which has a lower surface with increased adherability to other materials (e.g., adhesives). Treated, cured inner liners resulting from such methods as well as tires containing the treated inner liners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Kung-Ching Liao, Joshua P. Abell, Jenny L. Sheaffer
  • 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: 20200055237
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are processes for production of a cured polymeric product which processes include using rubber particles to form a rubber layer, applying liquid binder to form a bound layer from the rubber layer, and curing, whereby repetition of steps allows for formation of additional layers and ultimately production of the cured polymeric product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew V. Haidet, Joshua P. Abell, Kung-Ching Liao
  • 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: 20170361655
    Abstract: Methods for treating the surface of a cured inner liner are disclosed. By use of these methods a treated, cured inner liner is produced which has a lower surface with increased adherability to other materials (e.g., adhesives). Treated, cured inner liners resulting from such methods as well as tires containing the treated inner liners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Kung-Ching LIAO, Joshua P. ABELL, Jenny L. SHEAFFER