Patents by Inventor Marc Christopher Nowacki

Marc Christopher Nowacki 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: 20200331301
    Abstract: A tread wear indicator for a tire is provided. The tire includes a pair of sidewalls and a tread and the tread includes a plurality of tread elements defined by circumferential grooves and lateral grooves. The tread wear indicator is formed in a selected one of the tread elements adjacent a selected one of the circumferential grooves. The indicator includes a plurality of step elements descending from a radially outward surface of the selected one of the tread elements toward the base of the selected one of the circumferential grooves. Each step element includes an axially-extending surface that is approximately parallel to and is radially inward of the radially outward surface of the selected one of the tread elements, and a radially-extending surface that extends approximately perpendicular to the axially-extending surface. The axially-extending surface of each step element is formed with indicia visible to a user of the tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Jesse Brian Serva, Thomas Andrew Laurich, Denise Monk Munday, Marc Christopher Nowacki, Jason David Rismiller, Warren Lee Croyle
  • Publication number: 20180207996
    Abstract: A tread wear indicator for a tire is provided. The tire includes a pair of sidewalls and a tread and the tread includes a plurality of tread elements defined by circumferential grooves and lateral grooves. The tread wear indicator is formed in a selected one of the tread elements adjacent a selected one of the circumferential grooves. The indicator includes a plurality of step elements descending from a radially outward surface of the selected one of the tread elements toward the base of the selected one of the circumferential grooves. Each step element includes an axially-extending surface that is approximately parallel to and is radially inward of the radially outward surface of the selected one of the tread elements, and a radially-extending surface that extends approximately perpendicular to the axially-extending surface. The axially-extending surface of each step element is formed with indicia visible to a user of the tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Jesse Brian Serva, Thomas Andrew Laurich, Denise Monk Munday, Marc Christopher Nowacki, Jason David Rismiller, Warren Lee Croyle
  • Publication number: 20100018618
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tire with a tread of a cap/base construction comprised of a two-ply (dual layered) tread cap rubber layer comprised of a combination of an outer tread cap layer and an inner tread cap layer together with an underlying tread base rubber layer which underlies the two-ply tread cap layer. The tread cap layer is of a lug and groove configuration with at least a portion of the grooves extending through the outer tread cap layer into the inner tread cap layer without extending to the tread base rubber layer. The outer tread cap rubber layer is comprised of a carbon black-rich rubber composition to promote dry traction for the tread running surface. The inner tread cap layer is comprised of a softer silica-rich rubber composition to promote wet traction for tread running surface as the outer tread cap layer wears away to expose the softer inner tread cap layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: Brandy Elizabeth Moorhead, Jennifer Lyn Ryba, Matthias Bode, Colleen Anne Nowacki, Daniel Christian Shavers, David Ray Hubbell, Michael Howard Curtis, Justin Barker, Marc Christopher Nowacki
  • Patent number: 5898047
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rubber tire having a rubber tread intended to be ground-contacting which is relative electrically insulating and which has at least one thin, narrow, carbon black reinforced rubber strip integral the outer surface, or face, of said tread, each strip extending laterally across the tread to each of the tire's carbon black reinforced sidewalls.In one aspect, said outer rubber strip, extends laterally across the outer surface of the tread which is designed to be ground contacting and connects with carbon black reinforced tire sidewalls to provide a path of reduced electrical resistance from the outer surface of the tire tread to the bead portion of the tire carcass and, thereby, such a reduced electrical resistance path from a vehicle to the road surface.In another aspect, the said rubber tread intended to be ground-contacting, is primarily reinforced with silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: John Alan Howald, Gary Bruce Garber, Marc Christopher Nowacki
  • Patent number: 5733393
    Abstract: A tire that has a tread base compound and a tread cap compound that have synergistic properties, an extra wide center rib, stiff shoulder lugs, and lateral grooves between shoulder lugs that do not vary significantly in width has a superior combination of rolling resistance properties, traction properties, noise properties, and wear properties. Also the RSAT of the tire can be fine tuned by chamfering edges of lugs in the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: David Ray Hubbell, Marc Christopher Nowacki, John Robert Kullman, Jeffrey Leon Sevart, Piotr Janusz Wesolowski
  • Patent number: D243659
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1977
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois, Inc.
    Inventor: James E. Plummer
  • Patent number: D469396
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: David Dean Hutson, Daniel Thomas Murphy, Marc Christopher Nowacki, Andrew Arpad Kunos
  • Patent number: D584215
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Daniel Christian Shavers, Jonathan James Shondel, Matthew Jeremy List, David Ray Hubbell, Daniel Ray Beha, Marc Christopher Nowacki, Phaniraj Muthigi
  • Patent number: D601952
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Daniel Christian Shavers, Brandy Elizabeth Moorhead, Marc Christopher Nowacki, Colleen Anne Nowacki, Joseph Ghana Dancy, David Ray Hubbell, Jr.
  • Patent number: D397648
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Walter Dale Allen, Keith Eric Grabo, Warren Lee Croyle, Marc Christopher Nowacki, David Ray Hubbell, Jr.
  • Patent number: D403281
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1998
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Walter Dale Allen, Keith Eric Grabo, Warren Lee Croyle, Marc Christopher Nowacki, David Ray Hubbell, Jr.
  • Patent number: D405736
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Robert Allen Brightwell, Frederick William Miller, John Robert Kullman, Marc Christopher Nowacki, Dimitrios Verginis
  • Patent number: D418461
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Michael Spiro Markoff, Marc Christopher Nowacki
  • Patent number: D433355
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Michael Spiro Markoff, Marc Christopher Nowacki, Jan Mathieu Racke, Eric John Marazzi
  • Patent number: D823784
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Jesse Brian Serva, Marc Christopher Nowacki, Jason David Rismiller, Warren Lee Croyle
  • Patent number: D882497
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Brian David Digman, Christopher Byron Davis, Marc Christopher Nowacki, Brett Alan Bogner, Kyle Ledford Collins, Jonathan James Shondel, Richard Mark Wieland, Paul Bryan Maxwell
  • Patent number: D886710
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Jonathan James Shondel, Marc Christopher Nowacki
  • Patent number: D895536
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Brian David Digman, Bart Wakefield Kimble, Richard Mark Wieland, Brett Alan Bogner, Klye Ledford Collins, Marc Christopher Nowacki
  • Patent number: D900708
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Jonathan James Shondel, Marc Christopher Nowacki, Brian David Digman
  • Patent number: D948414
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Brian David Digman, Jonathan Robert Luke, Brett Alan Bogner, Marc Christopher Nowacki