Patents by Inventor Michaèl Massoptier-David

Michaèl Massoptier-David 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: 10603856
    Abstract: The curing press for a tire blank includes a frame and a plurality of circumferentially distributed segments which are capable of forming a tread for the tire. Each of the segments has at least one opening. For each segment, at least one tie rod is mounted slidably and rotatably in the opening of the segment on the one hand and hinged to the frame on the other hand. The mounting and hinging form the only connections of the tie rod to elements of the press other than the tie rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Michaël Massoptier-David, Stéphane Chaland
  • Publication number: 20190202156
    Abstract: In this method for turning up the plies of a green tire, longitudinal and radial movements, with reference to a main axis (8) of the green tyre (3), of ply-turning arms (20) are brought about independently of one another in order to apply a rubber element to at least one sidewall (5) of the green tire (3). The radial movement of the arms is controlled by means of a speed setpoint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Massoptier-David, Patrice Monnereau
  • Publication number: 20190009486
    Abstract: The curing press for a tire blank includes a frame and a plurality of circumferentially distributed segments which are capable of forming a tread for the tire. Each of the segments has at least one opening. For each segment, at least one tie rod is mounted slidably and rotatably in the opening of the segment on the one hand and hinged to the frame on the other hand. The mounting and hinging form the only connections of the tie rod to elements of the press other than the tie rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Michaël MASSOPTIER-DAVID, Stéphane CHALAND
  • Patent number: 10124550
    Abstract: A tire vulcanizing device includes a vulcanization mold and a central part. The vulcanizing mold includes molding parts that defining a curing chamber therebetween. Inside the curing chamber is arranged a heating and ventilation apparatus structured for use with a heat-transfer fluid. The central part is structured to collaborate with the vulcanization mold by providing support to a heat-transfer fluid inlet and establishing communication between the heat-transfer fluid inlet and the curing chamber. The central part includes heating elements that are configured to be brought into operation before the heating and ventilation apparatus is brought into operation to cure a tire using the heat-transfer fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Michaël Massoptier-David, Franck Guerin, Thomas Simonelli
  • Publication number: 20170355157
    Abstract: A tire vulcanizing device includes a vulcanization mould and a central part. The vulcanizing mould includes moulding parts that defining a curing chamber therebetween. Inside the curing chamber is arranged a heating and ventilation apparatus structured for use with a heat-transfer fluid. The central part is structured to collaborate with the vulcanization mould by providing support to a heat-transfer fluid inlet and establishing communication between the heat-transfer fluid inlet and the curing chamber. The central part includes heating elements that are configured to be brought into operation before the heating and ventilation apparatus is brought into operation to cure a tire using the heat-transfer fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicants: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN, Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: MICHAËL MASSOPTIER-DAVID, FRANCK GUERIN, THOMAS SIMONELLI
  • Patent number: 9796149
    Abstract: A mold for a tire comprises first and second shells that are intended to mold lateral sidewalk of the tire, a plurality of sectors that are distributed in the circumferential direction and are intended to mold a tread of said tire, a first and a second support plate that each comprise a bearing face with which the associated shell is mounted axially in contact, and a plurality of first and second heating means for heating at least the first and the second shell, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignees: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ESTABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN, MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A.
    Inventors: Michaèl Massoptier-David, Thomas Simonelli, Gilles Walrand