Patents by Inventor Thomas Allen Wright

Thomas Allen Wright 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: 20120298278
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire 10 has a carcass ply 12 or plies 12, 14 with a locked tie-in construction and a wrap-around toeguard 18. Each wrap-around toeguard 18 is a non cord reinforced elastomeric unitary strip wound in a singular annular bead. The wrap-around toeguard cord reinforced unitary strip 18 can be formed of a single elastomeric composition having a shore hardness of greater than 40. Alternatively the wrap-around toeguard may additionally include an apex portion 29 and a chafer portion 27 along with the toeguard portion 28, each portion 27, 29 being co-extruded or otherwise hot formed and shaped with the toeguard portion 28 to form the unitary strip 18 and can have distinct elastomeric composition relative to the toeguard portion 28.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Allen Wright
  • Publication number: 20090095397
    Abstract: A tire carcass is disclosed herein which includes a first radial ply with shoulder portions and lateral edge portions, each of the lateral edge portions being wrapped around a bead core, a carcass crown portion, the carcass crown portion having a first edge and a second edge, a non-continuous second radial ply, the second radial ply having a right side extending from approximately the first edge of the carcass crown portion, and extending approximately around the first bead core and a left side extending from approximately the second edge of the carcass crown portion, and extending approximately around the second bead core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
  • Patent number: D445071
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Robert Allen Brightwell, Eric John Marazzi, Thomas Allen Wright, Kevin Christopher Legge, Hiroshi Takata, Paul Bryan Maxwell