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 new patent  Rubber compositions for radio devices in tires

The embodiments described herein generally relate to an electronic communication module suitable for incorporating into a tire or tire retread, where the electronic communication module comprises a radio device having at least a portion of its outer surface surrounded by a rubber composition. Certain embodiments also relate to tires or... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

 new patent  Non-pneumatic tire

Various example embodiments of a non-pneumatic tire, and methods for making the same, are disclosed. In one embodiment, a non-pneumatic tire is provided, the non-pneumatic tire comprising: a tread; at least one support ring, wherein the at least one support ring and the tread are concentric; at least one base... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

 new patent  Rubber composition and tire comprising sustainable resources and related methods

Recycled elements and/or renewable resources, such as recycled carbon black or recycled carbon black and recycled particulate rubber, are incorporated into a rubber composition. The rubber composition can be used to manufacture tires or various tire components including tire subtreads.... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Tire sidewalls including polymeric organosilicon compounds

A tire sidewall comprising a vulcanized rubber and a polymeric organo silicon compound.... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Tire with arched spokes

A tire includes an inner hoop, an outer hoop, and a plurality of spokes extending from the inner hoop to the outer hoop. Each of the spokes includes a y-shaped base, including a radially extending stem, a first concave branch, and a second concave branch. The spokes further include a... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Rubber compositions for radio devices in tires

The embodiments described herein generally relate to an electronic communication module suitable for incorporating into a tire or tire retread, where the electronic communication module comprises a radio device having at least a portion of its outer surface surrounded by a rubber composition. Certain embodiments also relate to tires or... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Rubber compositions for radio devices in tires

The embodiments described herein generally relate to an electronic communication module suitable for incorporating into a tire or tire retread, where the electronic communication module comprises a radio device having at least a portion of its outer surface surrounded by a rubber composition. Certain embodiments also relate to tires or... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Tire and wheel assembly having angled interfaces

A tire is configured to be received by a wheel having at least one angled surface. The tire includes a tread portion, a first sidewall, and a second sidewall. The first sidewall has a first outer surface, a first inner surface, and a first projection extending inwardly from the first... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Actinic radiation curable polymeric mixtures, cured polymeric mixtures and related processes

The present disclosure is directed to actinic radiation curable polymeric mixtures, cured polymeric mixtures, tires and tire components made from the foregoing, and related processes.... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Hemp oil-containing rubber compositions and related methods

Disclosed herein are rubber compositions comprising hemp oil and a rubber, and tires (and tire components) made from the rubber compositions. Also disclosed are methods of improving the tear resistance of a rubber composition by utilizing hemp oil in the rubber composition.... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Amino alkoxy-modified silsesquioxane adhesives for adhering steel alloy to rubber

A coated wire includes a steel alloy coated with a coating comprising one or more amino alkoxy-modified silsesquioxane compounds selected from the group consisting of an amino alkoxy-modified silsesquioxane, an amino/mercaptan co-alkoxy-modified silsesquioxane, an amino/blocked mercaptan co-alkoxy-modified silsesquioxane, or a salt of one or more thereof. A rubber composition and... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Tire mold and vent insert having corresponding surfaces

A system for venting a tire mold includes a tire mold having an interior region and an exterior region. The interior region is defined by a surface having a non-smooth portion that defines a pattern. The interior and exterior regions of the tire mold are in fluid connection with each... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Sipe blade venting structure

A system for venting a tire mold including at least one conduit that creates a fluid connection between an interior and an exterior of a tire mold, with at least one sipe blade extending across the conduit such that the air to either side of the sipe blade will exit... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

System and heating molds

Various systems and apparatuses for heating molds, including for example tire molds, are disclosed. Heating of molds may be effected via induction heating technology. In one embodiment, a system for heating a tire mold is provided, the system comprising: a tire mold formed from a mold material having a base... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Tire having an over-molded bead construction

A pneumatic tire having a bead filler molded over a bead bundle to form an over-molded bead. The bead bundle may include at least one bead wire. The bead bundle may be over-molded with the bead filler, forming an over-molded bead. The over-molded bead may be formed into a variety... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Tire sidewalls including high molecular weight waxes

A tire sidewall comprising a vulcanized rubber and a high molecular weight wax.... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Methods for treating inner liner surface, inner liners resulting therefrom and tires containing such inner liners

Methods for treating the surface of a cured inner liner are disclosed. By use of these methods a treated, cured inner liner is produced which has a lower surface with increased adherability to other materials (e.g., adhesives). Treated, cured inner liners resulting from such methods as well as tires containing... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Rfid wear sensing for tire applications

A tire or tire tread features a helical, metallic RFID tag antenna, configured to provide an operable frequency response between 900 and 930 MHz upon receiving 100 electromagnetic waves having a power between 12 and 24 dBm. The helical, metallic RFID tag antenna is disposed within the at least one... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Radar wear sensing for tire applications

A radar-based-sensing system for a tire includes a plurality of sensors disposed circumferentially around a tire annulus. Each sensor in the plurality of sensors is permanently disposed within the tire annulus. Each sensor in the plurality of sensors is further disposed radially above any metal structures within the tire annulus.... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Method and utilizing preprinted labels and appliques on a tire

A tire for displaying at least one indicium includes a label affixed to the tire at a mounting location. The label has a first side facing away from the tire and a second side connected to the tire. The label's first side is configured to receive at least one adhesive... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Metallic bead structure

A rubber article having a metallic tubular bead structure is provided. The bead structure may include a substantially hollow cavity. In one embodiment, a bead structure for use in a vehicle tire is provided, the bead structure comprising: a wall defining a cavity, wherein the wall includes at least one... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Oil-containing rubber compositions and related methods

Disclosed herein are rubber compositions comprising bio-oil produced by a recombinant cell. Also disclosed are methods of controlling the variability of fatty acid content in bio-oil containing rubber compositions or tires comprising at least one component incorporating the bio-oil containing rubber composition, and a method of providing a bio-oil-containing tire... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Method of applying a post cure laminate to a tire

A method of applying a laminate to a tire includes pre-treating a portion of the tire and placing the laminate on at least the pre-treated portion of the tire. The method further includes placing an electrical heating element on top of the laminate and placing a pressure element over the... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Tire with concave sidewalls

A tire having a central axis and a radius further includes a circumferential tread having a convex cross-section. The convex cross-section is defined by a radius that is less than a maximum radius of the tire. A pair of sidewalls extends from opposite sides of the circumferential tread. Each of... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Rubber article including electronics attachment mechanism

A rubber article having an electronics attachment mechanism is provided. In one embodiment, the rubber article is a tire, comprising: a tread surface; an inner surface; and a tire body contained between the tread surface and the inner surface; wherein the tire body comprises a cavity having a cavity major... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Tire electronics securing structures

An inflatable electronics band for use in a tire features an annular, flexible, inflatable, tubular body configured to contact an inner portion of a tire opposite the tread surface, such as an innerliner. The inflatable electronics band further features an inflation valve, disposed on the tubular body. The tubular body... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Assembly for attaching an electronics package to a tire

An assembly for mounting an electronics package to an interior of a tire includes a carriage configured to receive an electronics package. The assembly also includes an attaching device having a first side and a second side. The first side of the attaching device is permanently affixed to the interior... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Rubber article including electronics device fastener

A rubber article having an electronics device fastener is provided. In one embodiment, a tire is provided, the tire comprising: a first surface; a second surface; and a tire body contained between the first surface and the second surface; wherein the tire body comprises a cavity having a cavity major... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Tire having radio frequency identification device for monitoring structural health

A tire includes a plurality of tire components defining a plurality of layers. A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag is disposed between at least two of the plurality of layers. The RFID tag is in contact with each of the at least two layers and is configured to transmit a... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Flanged tire and wheel assembly

A non-pneumatic tire includes a circumferential tread having a first axial width. The tire further includes a lower annular band having a circumferential convex curved surface and a second axial width greater than the first axial width. The lower annular band is configured to deflect upon application of an axial... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Optical-based tread depth measuring device, system, and method

A device, system, and method for optically measuring the tread depth of a tire mounted on a vehicle, wherein at least one of a camera, a processor, and an onboard computer may be configured to determine the tread depth from images of the tire tread. Tread depth may be measured... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Attachment patch for mounting devices

An apparatus for mounting an object within a tire includes a ply having a first side for mounting against an innerliner of the tire and a pedestal extending upwards from a second side of the ply. The pedestal has a recessed planar top surface, with an elongated front cavity, an... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Tire with tread features having offset protrusions

A shear-controlled tire tread includes a plurality of narrow channels disposed generally perpendicular to a rolling direction. Each narrow channel includes a heel side, a toe side, and a valley connecting the heel side and the toe side, and a first plurality of ridges disposed on a heel side and... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Rubber compositions containing whey protein

The present disclosure is directed to rubber compositions comprising a conjugated diene rubber, a reinforcing silica filler, and a whey protein component. The whey protein component is in an amount sufficient to provide about 0.1 to about 10 phr whey protein. The present disclosure is also directed to methods of... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Rubber compositions containing whey protein

The present disclosure is directed to rubber compositions comprising a butyl rubber or a halogenated butyl rubber, at least one filler, and a whey protein component. The whey protein component is present in an amount sufficient to provide about 0.1 to about 10 phr whey protein in the rubber composition.... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

11/16/17 / #20170326922

Tire with bead regions having multiple bead fillers

A tire includes a bead portion with a bead core having a main bead filler and an auxiliary bead filler, and a carcass ply wrapped around a portion of the main bead filler. An end of the carcass ply is located axially outside the main bead filler and radially below... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

11/09/17 / #20170320361

Tire having grooves comprising sipes and/or other cross-groove negative geometry

Various embodiments of a tire having grooves comprising sipes or other cross-groove negative geometry are disclosed.... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

09/21/17 / #20170267032

Sensory misalignment siping

A wear detection system for truck steer tires is provided. A plurality of sipe groups are located in a tread rib of the tire. Each sipe group includes a first sipe group portion having an axially inward directed apex and a second sipe group portion having an axially outwardly directed... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

09/21/17 / #20170267840

Starch pre-blend, starch-filled rubber composition, and related processes

Disclosed herein is a liquid pre-blend of starch and oil. The pre-blend comprises starch and oil and can be used (is suitable for use in) a rubber composition. Also disclosed is a process for preparing a starch-filled rubber composition and a starch-filled rubber composition wherein a filler dispersion of at... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

09/14/17 / #20170259625

Pneumatic tire having sidewall cover layer

A pneumatic tire having a sidewall cover layer for application of a printing ink and/or paint is provided. In one embodiment, the tire comprises: a sidewall portion including a cushion layer and a cover layer, wherein the cover layer is oriented axially outwardly of the cushion layer, wherein the cover... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

08/31/17 / #20170246738

Adjustable rotating tire section buffing table

A table comprising a worktop including an axis of rotation, a perimeter, and an effective radius, the effective radius defined as the average distance between the axis of rotation and the perimeter; a frame; a rotational connection disposed between the worktop and the frame, the connection configured to allow the... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

08/31/17 / #20170246906

Tire having an asymmetric body ply construction

A pneumatic tire may have an outboard bead portion oriented on an outboard side of the tire, an inboard bead portion oriented on an inboard side of the tire, an outboard sidewall portion oriented on the outboard side of the tire, an inboard sidewall portion oriented on the inboard side... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

08/31/17 / #20170246914

Tire traction element

Various embodiments of a tire traction element are provided. In one embodiment, a tire traction element is oriented in a circumferential groove of a tire to provide improved snow and/or mud traction. In one embodiment, a tire for a vehicle is provided, comprising: a tread having a circumferential direction, the... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

08/31/17 / #20170247530

Methods for preparing tire treads with advantageous wear characteristics

A method for preparing a vulcanizable composition of matter, the method comprising mixing rubber, silica, silica coupling agent, a strong base, and nicotinamide to form a masterbatch, introducing a curative to the masterbatch, and mixing the curative into the masterbatch to form a vulcanizable composition of matter.... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

08/31/17 / #20170247532

Silica-containing rubber compositions containing specified coupling agents and related methods

Disclosed herein are rubber compositions comprising a conjugated diene-containing polymer, a reinforcing filler including silica, a bi-functional silane coupling agent, and an unsaturated, non-sulfur silane coupling agent, where the ratio of the bi-functional silane coupling agent to the unsaturated, non-sulfur silane coupling agent is from about 5:1 to about 20:1.... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

08/24/17 / #20170240006

Rapid tire inflation system

A rapid inflation system is provided for the tires of a machine such as an agricultural machine which must periodically move between field conditions and road conditions. The system can relatively rapidly inflate the tires from a lower field ready state to a higher pressure road ready state by the... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

08/17/17 / #20170233558

Methods for preparing tire treads with advantageous wear characteristics

A method for preparing a vulcanizable composition of matter, the method comprising mixing, within a first mixing step, rubber, silica, and silica coupling agent to form a first masterbatch composition, adding nicotinamide to the first masterbatch composition and mixing within a second mixing step to form a second masterbatch composition,... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

08/03/17 / #20170217265

Method of modeling tire performance

A method of modeling a tire includes providing a tire having a first tire design, rotating the tire under a vertical load, and measuring a plurality of forces at a plurality of selected conditions. The method further includes using a computer to plot the plurality of forces against the plurality... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

06/29/17 / #20170182848

Irrigation tire

A non directional pneumatic tire is provided for an agricultural irrigation system. The tire includes first and second side walls and a radially outer wall defining an internal inflation chamber. A non directional tread pattern is defined on the tire and includes a plurality of longitudinal protrusions positioned substantially parallel... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

06/01/17 / #20170151837

Tire with belt having wrap around gum strip

A tire includes a circumferential tread, a pair of beads, and a pair of sidewalls. The tire further includes a plurality of circumferential belts disposed below the circumferential tread and extending in an axial direction. The plurality of circumferential belts include a lower belt and an upper belt. The tire... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

05/25/17 / #20170144489

Agricultural bar nose to prevent stubble damage

A pneumatic agricultural tire includes first and second rows of angled lugs. Each lug is provided with a leading wall rising up from a tread floor to a leading edge of the lug surface. The leading wall has a wedge shaped leading nose rising up from the tread floor and... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

05/11/17 / #20170132586

Tire selection decision support system and method

A decision support system initially determines in response to the creation of a customer ticket a customer's driving style in accordance with user responses and input regarding driving habits and preferences, and calculates a driving style algorithm. The system compares the driving style algorithm to car tire profiles and determines... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

05/04/17 / #20170120686

Tire with variable width grooves

A tire includes a pair of sidewalls and a circumferential tread having a zigzag circumferential groove. The zigzag circumferential groove is defined by a groove bottom, a pair of groove walls, and a pair of groove edges defining an intersection between each groove wall and a top surface of the... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

03/23/17 / #20170080759

Methods and apparatuses for creating a visual effect on a rubber article

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... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

02/02/17 / #20170028790

Radial stone ejectors

A pneumatic tire is disclosed having a tread portion including a tread groove having a groove bottom and groove sidewalls. The tread groove has a groove width defmed as a shortest distance between the groove sidewalls. The groove has a groove length extending generally parallel to the groove sidewalls. A... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

01/26/17 / #20170021671

Precured tire tread with fabric reinforcing layer

A precured tread assembly for mounting on a tire casing is provided. The precured tread assembly includes a tread portion having a mounting surface and an opposing ground-engaging surface with a plurality of grooves therein. A reinforcing fabric layer is attached to the mounting surface of the tread portion.... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

01/26/17 / #20170021673

Tire with reinforced tread

A tire includes a circumferential tread constructed of a base material. The circumferential tread has a plurality of bars, each of the plurality of bars having a top surface and a plurality of side surfaces. The circumferential tread further has a plurality of valleys disposed between the plurality of bars.... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

01/26/17 / #20170021678

Tire construction with discontinuous body ply configuration

Various embodiments of a tire having a discontinuous body ply configuration are disclosed.... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

01/19/17 / #20170015074

System and building and curing a tire curing bladder

A system and method for building and curing a tire curing bladder is provided. In one embodiment, a system for curing a tire curing bladder is provided, the system comprising: a tire building drum, including: at least one end cap; and a cylindrical wall; wherein the tire building drum includes... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

01/05/17 / #20170003199

Dual-axis trigger for tire testing

Various embodiments relate to methods, systems, devices, and non-transitory media for increasing repeatability and reliability of tire testing trials including one or more of the following: capturing position data from a position sensor, wherein the capture of the position data is indicative of alignment with the desired testing area along... Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc








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