Patents by Inventor Uwe Ernst Frank

Uwe Ernst Frank 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: 7252728
    Abstract: A tire with a changing tread pattern is formed by first forming a tire having a tread, the tread having at least one circumferential or lateral groove. Formed separately is a wearable filler, the wearable filler having a configuration corresponding to at least a portion of the circumferential or lateral groove formed in the tire. After both the tire and the wearable filler have been cured, the wearable filler is located in the radially outer portion of the circumferential or lateral groove or a portion of the circumferential or lateral groove, and secured within the grooves so as to create a groove void radially inward of the wearable filler, the void being exposed upon wear of the tire tread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Marc Weydert, Alain Emile Francois Roesgen, Jean-Marie Pilger, Denis Dominique Nicolas Lambert, Uwe Ernst Frank
  • Patent number: 6889735
    Abstract: There is disclosed a pneumatic tire having a rubberized component comprising: (a) 100 parts by weight of at least one rubber containing olefinic unsaturation; and (b) 1 to 50 phr of a dendrimer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Uwe Ernst Frank, Friedrich Visel, Thierry Florent Edme Materne, Rene Jean Zimmer, Wolfgang Lauer, Marc Weydert, Thomas Schildbach, Annette Lechtenböhmer, Maurice Peter Catharina Jozef Klinkenberg
  • Patent number: 6870064
    Abstract: The present invention relates to titanium and zirconium compounds of the formulae (R1—O?yX?O—R2—W)z??I wherein each R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl radicals having from 1 to 8 carbon atoms; R2 is a divalent radical selected from the group consisting of alkylenes having 1 to 15 carbon atoms, arylene and alkyl substituted arylene groups having 6 to 10 carbon atoms; W is an epoxy group; and y is an integer of from 1 to 3, z is an integer of from 1 to 3 and the sum of y and z equals 4; and X is titanium or zirconium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Giorgio Agostini, Mario Corigliano, Uwe Ernst Frank
  • Patent number: 6851462
    Abstract: There is disclosed a rubber composition comprising: (A) 100 parts by weight of at least one rubber containing olefinic unsaturation; and (B) 1.5 to 50 phr of a cyclodextrin compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Uwe Ernst Frank, Francois Kayser
  • Publication number: 20040020576
    Abstract: There is disclosed a pneumatic tire having a rubberized component comprising:
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Applicant: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Uwe Ernst Frank, Friedrich Visel, Thierry Florent Edme Materne, Rene Jean Zimmer, Wolfgang Lauer, Marc Weydert, Thomas Schildbach, Annette Lechenbohmer, Maurice Peter Catharina Jozef Klinkenberg
  • Publication number: 20040024093
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rubber composition containing at least one diene-based elastomer, a starch/plasticizer composite and an adduct of maleic anhydride and polybutadiene, and to pneumatic tires having at least one component comprised of such rubber composition. Such tire component can be, for example, its circumferential tread or other component of the tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventors: Marc Weydert, Uwe Ernst Frank, Rene Jean Zimmer, Filomeno Gennaro Corvasce
  • Patent number: 6624214
    Abstract: There is disclosed a rubber composition comprising: (a) 100 parts by weight of at least one rubber containing olefinic unsaturation; and (b) 1 to 150 phr of a precipitated organosilicon particles having a core and a shell, wherein the core is obtained by the condensation of at least one monomer of the formula: R1—Si(OR2)3  I  where R1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, methyl, ethyl, vinyl, alkoxy having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and phenyl; R2 is selected from the group consisting of alkyls having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms and phenyl; and wherein said condensation of said monomer is in the presence of a surfactant; and wherein the shell is obtained by the subsequent addition to the core of a monomer of the formula: R3—Si(OR2)3  II  where R3 is selected from the group consisting of —CH═CH2, —CH2—CH═CH2, &Parenopenst;CH2&Parenclosest;nSH and mixtures thereof; and n is an integer of from 2 to 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Rene Jean Zimmer, Wolfgang Lauer, Marc Weydert, Friedrich Visel, Uwe Ernst Frank
  • Publication number: 20030083404
    Abstract: There is disclosed a rubber composition comprising:
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventors: Uwe Ernst Frank, Francois Kayser
  • Patent number: 6527022
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire having a tread comprised of (a) a diene-based elastomer containing olefinic unsaturation and (b) from 1 to 150 phr of a metal oxide aerogel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Friedrich Visel, Uwe Ernst Frank, Thierry Florent Edme Materne, Rene Jean Zimmer
  • Patent number: 6506829
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rubber composition comprising (A) an elastomer containing olefinic unsaturation and (B) 35 to 110 phr of silica filler, wherein said silica filler is comprised of (i) 10 to 100 phr of a first silica having a pore size distribution maximum of the aggregates in the first silica ranging from greater than 55 to 400 nm as determined by mercury porosimetry and an average specific surface area ranging from 60 to 135 m2/g as determined by N2 adsorption; and (ii) 10 to 100 phr of a second silica having a pore size distribution maximum of the aggregates in the second silica ranging from 5 to 50 nm as determined by mercury porosimetry and an average specific surface area ranging from 140 to 250 m2/g as determined by N2 adsorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Thierry Florent Edme Materne, Giorgio Agostini, Friedrich Visel, Uwe Ernst Frank, René Jean Zimmer
  • Publication number: 20020156201
    Abstract: The present invention relates to titanium and zirconium compounds of the formulae
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2002
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Applicant: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Giorgio Agostini, Mario Corigliano, Uwe Ernst Frank
  • Patent number: 6417286
    Abstract: The present invention relates to titanium and zirconium compounds of the formulae (R1—O&Parenclosest;yX&Parenopenst;O—R2—W)z  I wherein each R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl radicals having from 1 to 8 carbon atoms; R2 is a divalent radical selected from the group consisting of alkylenes having 1 to 15 carbon atoms, arylene and alkyl substituted arylene groups having 6 to 10 carbon atoms; W is an epoxy group; and y is an integer of from 1 to 3, z is an integer of from 1 to 3 and the sum of y and z equals 4; and X is titanium or zirconium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Giorgio Agostini, Mario Corigliano, Uwe Ernst Frank
  • Patent number: 6410625
    Abstract: The present invention relates to asymmetrical siloxy compounds of the formula wherein R1, R2 and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of alkoxy radicals having from 1 to 8 carbon atoms; R4 is selected from the group consisting of alkylene groups having from 1 to 1.5 carbon atoms and arylene and alkyl-substituted arylene groups having from 6 to 10 carbon atoms; n is an integer of from 2 to 8 and X is selected from the group consisting of and R5 is selected from the group consisting of alkyl groups having from 1 to 15 carbon atoms, aryl and alkyl substituted aryl groups having 6 to 10 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Thierry Florent Edme Materne, Rene Jean Zimmer, Friedrich Visel, Uwe Ernst Frank, Giorgio Agostini
  • Publication number: 20020068796
    Abstract: There is disclosed a pneumatic tire having a rubberized component comprising:
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventors: Uwe Ernst Frank, Friedrich Visel, Thierry Florent Edme Materne, Rene Jean Zimmer, Wolfgang Lauer, Marc Weydert, Thomas Schildbach, Annette Lechtenbohmer, Maurice Peter Catharina Jozef Klinkenberg
  • Patent number: 6359034
    Abstract: This invention relates to preparation of an elastomer which contains a dispersion of silica reinforcement by forming a silica reinforcement in situ within an unvulcanized elastomer host, the resulting elastomer/filler composite and tire having component which contains such reinforced elastomer. The invention includes a rubber composition of at least two elastomers wherein one of said elastomers is a pre-formed composite of elastomer/in situ formed silica reinforcement. A tire having a component of such rubber composition, particularly a tire tread, is specifically contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Friedrich Visel, Wolfgang Lauer, Uwe Ernst Frank, Rene Jean Zimmer
  • Publication number: 20010053812
    Abstract: There is disclosed a rubber composition comprising:
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Publication date: December 20, 2001
    Inventors: Rene Jean Zimmer, Wolfgang Lauer, Marc Weydert, Friedrich Visel, Uwe Ernst Frank
  • Publication number: 20010051681
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire having a tread comprised of (a) a diene-based elastomer containing olefinic unsaturation and (b) from 1 to 150 phr of a metal oxide aerogel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Publication date: December 13, 2001
    Inventors: Friedrich Visel, Uwe Ernst Frank, Thierry Florent Edme Materne, Rene Jean Zimmer
  • Patent number: 6245860
    Abstract: A rubber composition which contains substantially hollow, irregularly-shaped particles, and/or fragments thereof derived from a surface-modified carbon black aggregate from the which the carbon black core has been removed. For example, an irregularly-shaped carbon black aggregate may be surface-modified to have interconnecting domains of at least one inorganic material on its surface and the carbon black core removed by an oxidation process leaving an irregularly-shaped, substantially hollow particle and/or fragments thereof of said inorganic materials. An article having a component of such rubber composition is also provided such as, for example, a tire or an industrial product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Thierry Florent Edmé Materne, Christian Kaes, Giorgio Agostini, Uwe Ernst Frank, Friedrich Visel
  • Patent number: 6229039
    Abstract: The present invention relates to rubber compositions containing borate compounds of the formula wherein R1 and R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of alkoxy radicals having from 1 to 8 carbon atoms; R3 is selected from the group consisting of alkylene groups having from 1 to 15 carbon atoms and arylene and alkyl substituted arylene groups having from 6 to 10 carbon atoms; X is selected from the group consisting of —SH, —SCN, and —NH2; and Y is selected from the group consisting of Sx and Sex where x is an integer of from 1 to 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Thierry Florent Edme Materne, Rene Jean Zimmer, Friedrich Visel, Uwe Ernst Frank
  • Patent number: 6214911
    Abstract: The present invention relates to rubber compositions containing borate compounds of the formula wherein R1 and R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of alkoxy radicals having from 1 to 8 carbon atoms; R3 is selected from the group consisting of alkylene groups having from 1 to 15 carbon atoms and arylene and alkyl substituted arylene groups having from 6 to 10 carbon atoms; X is selected from the group consisting of and Y is selected from the group consisting of Sx and Sex where x is an integer of from 1 to 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Thierry Florent Edme Materne, Rene Jean Zimmer, Friedrich Visel, Uwe Ernst Frank