Patents by Inventor Richard S. Parr

Richard S. Parr 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: 10350946
    Abstract: A vehicle tire may have a tread with a circumferential groove defined by side faces of two circumferential ribs. The side faces may have a number of radially extending paddles formed by a pair of walls. A ratio of the length of one wall to the other may be at least 1.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventor: Richard S. Parr
  • Publication number: 20190184761
    Abstract: A tire includes a tread and a narrow, wavy, circumferential groove disposed on the tread, which extend around the tread in a circumferential direction. The narrow, wavy, circumferential groove has a first axial position associated with a minimum axial displacement, a second axial position associated with a maximum axial displacement, and the narrow, wavy, circumferential groove follows a serpentine path between the first and second axial positions. The narrow, wavy, circumferential groove has a first depth and a second depth, the first depth being a minimum narrow, wavy, circumferential groove depth and the second depth being a maximum narrow, wavy, circumferential groove depth. The narrow, wavy, circumferential groove follows a serpentine path between the first and second depths. The first depth of the narrow, wavy, circumferential groove and the second depth of the narrow, wavy, circumferential groove is between 0.10 mm and full tread depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Russ A. Moser, Richard S. Parr
  • Patent number: 10322610
    Abstract: Various methods and apparatuses for creating a visual effect on a rubber article are disclosed. In one embodiment, a rubber article having a visual effect is provided, the rubber article comprising: a surface having at least one surface feature; and wherein the at least one surface feature comprises a plurality of linear elements creating a camouflage-shaped appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Parr, Kevin E. Scheifele, Jon I. Stuckey
  • Patent number: 10259268
    Abstract: A tire includes annular beads, a body ply extending between the annular beads, and a circumferential belt disposed radially outward of the body ply. The tire further includes a circumferential tread disposed radially outward of the circumferential belt. At least three circumferential grooves divide the tread into two outer circumferential ribs and two inner circumferential ribs. A plurality of rib sipes are disposed on at least one circumferential rib. The tire includes a plurality of curvilinear spline sipes, wherein each curvilinear spline sipe has multiple inflection points. At least one curvilinear spline sipe is disposed on an outer circumferential rib and at least one curvilinear spline sipe is disposed on a different circumferential rib. A localized depth of the at least one curvilinear spline sipe disposed on the outer circumferential rib varies in proportion to the distance from the rib sipes that intersect the at least one curvilinear spline sipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE OPERATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Russell A. Moser, Richard S. Parr
  • Patent number: D788023
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE OPERATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Parr, James E. Braessler
  • Patent number: D794553
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Masato Odakura, Richard S. Parr
  • Patent number: D795798
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignees: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE OPERATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Shiho Kamada, Richard S. Parr
  • Patent number: D798226
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operatons, LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Parr, Aleksandr I. Shmagranoff
  • Patent number: D818940
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventor: Richard S. Parr
  • Patent number: D818941
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Parr, Paula R. Lundgren
  • Patent number: D818942
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Parr, Aleksandr I. Shmagranoff
  • Patent number: D847733
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Richard S. Parr, Shintaro Hayashi, David M. Severyn, Andrew D. Clark, Justin M. Gehres
  • Patent number: D848940
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Parr, Michael J. Kubiak
  • Patent number: D848941
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Parr, Dawn M. Whims
  • Patent number: D858425
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Parr, Ian T. McKenney
  • Patent number: D875645
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Zachary A. Sterba, Richard S. Parr
  • Patent number: D875662
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventor: Richard S. Parr
  • Patent number: D877058
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventor: Richard S. Parr
  • Patent number: D877694
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Parr, Kevin E. Scheifele, David M. Severyn
  • Patent number: D888653
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Parr, David M. Severyn, Andrew C. Budd