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Center deck assembly for tire building drum

The invention is directed to a center deck assembly for a tire building drum. The tire building drum is rotatably mounted on a central drive shaft and includes a center section. The center deck assembly is disposed in the center section of the drum and includes a hub that seats... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Center mechanism for tire building drum

A tire building drum is rotatably mounted on a central drive shaft and includes a center portion. A center mechanism for the drum is disposed in the center portion and includes a hub that seats on and is secured to the central drive shaft. An axially-extending piston seats on and... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Tire with rubber tread containing a combination of styrene/butadiene elastomers and traction resins and pre-hydrophobated precipitated silica reinforcement

The invention relates to a pneumatic tire with a circumferential tread composition which contains a unique combination of styrene/butadiene elastomers, both solution and emulsion prepared, a plurality of traction promoting resins and reinforcing filler which contains a specific combination of a selected carbon black and a pre-hydrophobated precipitated silica.... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Preparation of silica reinforced rubber containing styrene/butadiene elastomer, rubber composition and tire with component

The invention relates to preparation of a precipitated silica reinforced rubber composition which contains styrene/butadiene elastomer modified with a combination of bis(3-triethoxysilylpropyl) polysulfide silica coupler and mercaptoorganoalkoxysilane, a rubber composition thereof and a tire with a component of such rubber composition.... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Method of forming an elastomeric strip

A method for applying a strip of elastomeric material to a surface is described. The method of forming a strip of elastomeric material includes the steps of: pumping an elastomeric material through a nozzle, positioning an opening of a nozzle in mating engagement with a rotatable roller, rotating the roller... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Pneumatic tire with fused cord

The present invention is directed to a pneumatic tire comprising at least one pair of parallel annular beads, at least one carcass ply wrapped around said beads, at least two belts or breakers disposed over said carcass ply in a crown area of said tire, tread disposed over said belts... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Production of mevalonate, isoprene, and isoprenoids using genes encoding polypeptides having thiolase, hmg-coa synthase and hmg-coa reductase enzymatic activities

The invention features compositions and methods for the increased production of mevalonate, isoprene, isoprenoid precursor molecules, and/or isoprenoids in microorganisms via the heterologous expression of the mvaE and mvaS genes from the organisms Listeria grayi DSM 20601, Enterococcus faecium, Enterococcus gallinarum EG2, and Enterococcus casseliflavus.... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Non-pneumatic tire

A structurally supported tire includes a ground contacting annular tread portion, an annular shear band and at least one spoke disk connected to the shear band, wherein the spoke disk has at least one spoke, wherein the spoke extends between an outer ring and an inner ring in a first... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Apparatus for forming an elastomeric strip with rotatable nozzle applicator

An apparatus for applying a strip of elastomeric material to a surface, the apparatus comprising: a nozzle having an inlet in fluid communication with a pumping means, said nozzle having an upper surface and a lower surface, wherein the lower surface has a curved shape for mating engagement with an... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Air maintenance tire system component protector

An air maintenance tire system component protector is provided. An air maintenance tire system includes at least one connecting tube extending between and being in fluid communication with an annular air tube and a valve housing. The protector includes a first end disposed proximate the connection of the at least... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Spherical tire for a self-propelled vehicle

A support assembly for a vehicle includes at least two spherical tires travelling on a road surface and rotating relative to the road surface and the vehicle and a drive system magnetically driving rotation of the tires relative to the drive system itself such that no portion of the drive... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Rubbery blend containing trans isoprene-butadiene copolymer

The subject invention is directed towards tire components which are comprised of rubber compositions which are comprised of (1) about 2 phr to about 45 phr of a trans-1,4-isoprene-butadiene copolymer which has about 4 weight percent to about 16 weight percent butadiene repeat units and from about 84 weight percent... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Bead setting assembly

An improved bead setting assembly includes at least one bead setter. The bead setter in turn includes a frame member and magnetic segments pivotally mounted on the frame member at positions about an opening in the frame member. Means are provided to selectively rotate the magnetic segments radially inwardly to... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Pneumatic tire

where R1 is selected from C1 to C8 linear or branched alkyl, C1 to C8 linear or branched alkenyl, and C2 to C6 linear or branched alkyl substituted with from one to five hydroxyl groups; R2 is C11 to C21 alkyl or C11 to C21 alkenyl; less than 10 phr... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Crosshead die

The invention is directed to a crosshead die for the extrusion of a profile, such as a uniform ply coat for a tire. The crosshead die is used with an extruder, and includes a body. An inlet is formed in the body, and is in fluid communication with the extruder.... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Pneumatic tire

(C) from 30 to 80 phr of a combination of a resin having a Tg of at least 30° C. and an oil, wherein the weight ratio of resin to oil is greater than 1.... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Pneumatic tire with amine compound

where R1 are independently a covalent bond or a C1 to C8 linear or branched alkane diyl; R2 is C1 to C8 linear or branched alkane diyl; R3 are independently hydrogen or C1 to C8 linear or branched alkyl.... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Tire with boron nitride reinforced polyurethane

This invention relates to a vehicular tire containing at least one boron nitride reinforced polyurethane component. The polyurethane component is a cast polyurethane containing a dispersion of a layered hexagonally crystalline boron nitride (h-BN) particles. The polyurethane is the product of a castable liquid polyurethane reaction mixture derived from polyisocyanate... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Braking a vehicle

A brake system performs a repeatable brake operation of a vehicle. The brake system includes a main unit having an electrical power circuit, a micro programmable logic controller, an air compressor, a compressed air tank, a pressure regulator, a solenoid valve, and a pneumatic control circuit, a driver control box... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Tire lift-off propensity predictive system and method

A system for predicting tire lift-off propensity of a vehicle tire includes a vehicle tire-affixed tire-identification device for providing a tire-specific identification, multiple tire-affixed sensors mounted to the tire measuring tire-specific parameters and generating tire-specific parameter information, one or more vehicle-affixed sensor(s) mounted to the vehicle to measure vehicle speed... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Air maintenance tire pump simulator

An air maintenance tire pump simulator that simulates the environment of an air maintenance tire system is provided. The simulator includes at least one pneumatic cylinder, a structure that forms a closed cavity, and a pneumatic conduit extending between and fluidly connecting the pneumatic cylinder and the closed cavity. A... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Lightweight tire

A tire has an axis of rotation. The tire includes two inextensible annular bead structures for attachment to a vehicle rim, a carcass-like structure having at least one reinforced ply, the carcass-like structure being wound about the two bead structures, a tread disposed radially outward of the carcass-like structure, and... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Lightweight tire

A tire has an axis of rotation. The tire includes two inextensible annular bead structures for attachment to a vehicle rim, a carcass-like structure having at least one reinforced ply, the carcass-like structure being wound about the two bead structures, a tread disposed radially outward of the carcass-like structure, and... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Shear band and non-pneumatic tire

A shear band and a non-pneumatic tire is described which includes a ground contacting annular tread portion; a shear band, and a connecting web positioned between a hub and the shear band. The shear band is preferably comprised of a three-dimensional spacer fabric having a first and second layer connected... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Non-pneumatic tire

A non-pneumatic tire is described that includes a ground contacting annular tread portion, a shear band, wherein the shear band is formed of a first and second inextensible layer, and a low modulus material positioned between the first and second inextensible layer. The non-pneumatic tire further includes a connecting web... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Shear band and a non-pneumatic tire

A shear band comprising a three-dimensional spacer structure, wherein the three-dimensional spacer structure is formed from a first and second layer of material, each layer of material having first reinforcement members which extend in a first and direction, and second reinforcement members which extend in a second direction, wherein each... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Shear band and non-pneumatic tire

A non-pneumatic tire which includes a ground contacting annular tread portion; a shear band, and a connecting web positioned between a hub and the shear band. The shear band is preferably comprised of a three dimensional spacer fabric having a first and second layer, wherein the first and second layers... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Rubber comprised of product of diene-based elastomer, branched polyethylenimine oligomer and reinforcing filler, and tire with component

The invention relates to rubber comprised of a reaction product of at least one diene-based elastomer, branched polyethylenimine oligomer and filler reinforcement comprised of at least one of rubber reinforcing carbon black and precipitated silica. The invention further relates to a tire with a component comprised of such rubber composition.... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Air maintenance tire assembly

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Rubber composition containing fibrillated aramid fiber micropulp with pre-hydrophobated silica reinforcement and tire with component

This invention relates to a rubber composition comprised of at least one diene-based elastomer and rubber reinforcement comprised of fibrillated aramid fiber micropulp and reinforcing filler comprised of pre-hydrophobated precipitated silica. Such fibrillated aramid micropulp is comprised of micronized fibrillated aramid fiber pulp. Such pre-hydrophobated precipitated silica is comprised of... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Pneumatic tire

The present invention is directed to a pneumatic tire comprising a tread, the tread comprising a rubber composition comprising a solution polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber; a first polybutadiene rubber comprising at least 90 percent by weight of monomer units in cis-1,4 configuration; a second polybutadiene rubber comprising at least 70 percent... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Air maintenance tire

... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Tire sensor

An assembly determines operating parameters of a tire. The assembly includes a tripod sensor mounted within an inner cavity of the tire underneath a crown portion and an innerliner on which the tripod sensor is mounted. The tripod sensor includes a tri-axial accelerometer for creating a circumferential signal for determining... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Spherical tire for a self-propelled vehicle

A support assembly for a vehicle includes at least two spherical tires travelling on a road surface and rotating relative to the road surface and the vehicle and a drive system magnetically driving rotation of the tires relative to the drive system itself such that no portion of the drive... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Magnetically coupled spherical tire for a self-propelled vehicle

A support assembly for a vehicle includes at least two spherical tires travelling on a road surface and rotating relative to the road surface and the vehicle and a drive system magnetically driving rotation of the tires relative to the drive system itself such that no portion of the drive... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

08/24/17 / #20170239996

Tripletube tire

The present application relates to a tire (6) comprising: a tread portion (8) and side walls (10), said tread portion (8) and side walls (10) defining a main air chamber (12); at least two auxiliary chambers (14, 16, 18) formed in the tread portion (8); and an air transfer device... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

08/17/17 / #20170232795

Tire with tread for low temperature performance and wet traction

This invention relates to a tire with a tread of a rubber composition that promotes a combination of winter traction at low temperatures and for promoting wet traction. The tread rubber composition contains a combination of low surface area silica and high softening point traction resin. Elastomers for the tread... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

08/03/17 / #20170217114

Measuring tire pressure in a tire mold

Pressure sensors may be used to directly measure the pressure between a green tire and a curing apparatus during shaping and/or during curing. This can be accomplished by a method including the steps of: (A) providing a bladder, a tire mold and, a green tire having a pair of annular... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

08/03/17 / #20170217260

Valve stem-based air maintenance tire and method

An air maintenance tire assembly includes a tire having a tire cavity bounded by first and second sidewalls extending to a tire tread region, air pumping means for generating pressurized air for maintaining air pressure within the tire cavity at a preset pressure level, the air pumping means including a... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

08/03/17 / #20170217262

Air maintenance tire

A self-inflating tire assembly includes an air tube mounted within a tire sidewall or chafer groove. The air tube is in contacting engagement with opposite angled groove surfaces surrounding the air tube. A segment of the air tube is flattened from an expanded diameter to a flat diameter by bending... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

08/03/17 / #20170217263

Air maintenance tire

A self-inflating tire assembly includes an air tube mounted within a tire sidewall groove. The air tube is in contacting engagement with opposite angled groove surfaces surrounding the air tube. A segment of the air tube is flattened from an expanded diameter to a flat diameter by bending and compression... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

07/13/17 / #20170197464

Tire with non-spliced multilayered film innerliner

The present invention relates to a pneumatic tire having a non-spliced film innerliner comprised of a plurality of film layers where said film layers are of varied film moduli physical properties.... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

07/13/17 / #20170198311

Utilization of phosphoketolase in the production of mevalonate, isoprenoid precursors, and isoprene

The invention provides for methods for the production of mevalonate, isoprene, isoprenoid precursor molecules, and/or isoprenoids in cells via the heterologous expression of phosphoketolase enzymes.... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

07/06/17 / #20170190218

Film to keep tire surface clean and simultaneously prime for better adhesion of balance pad

The subject invention relates to a method of preparing a tire inner surface to attain better adhesion of balance pads, puncture sealants, and noise reduction foams. In this method a strip of multi-axially stretchable film is adhered to the inner surface of an uncured tire with a pressure-sensitive adhesive. Then... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/22/17 / #20170173837

Extruder die assembly

An extruder assembly for forming a multi-layered composite is described, the extruder assembly includes an extruder head having a first and second flow passage, a first and second extruder in fluid communication with the respective first and second flow passage, and a splice bar having a first and second passageway... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/22/17 / #20170173908

Autoclave

An autoclave suitable for use for heating articles such as tires is described. The autoclave includes an elongated chamber having an interior section and an annular duct surrounding the interior section, wherein the annular duct is separated from the interior section by a dividing wall; said autoclave further including a... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/22/17 / #20170174002

Non-pneumatic tire with geodesic connecting web

A structurally supported tire includes a ground contacting annular tread portion, an annular shear band and geodesic connecting web, preferably made of tire ply.... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/22/17 / #20170174003

Beadless non-pneumatic tire with geodesic ply

A structurally supported tire includes a ground contacting annular tread portion, an annular shear band and geodesic ply.... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/22/17 / #20170174004

Non-pneumatic tire with geodesic ply & bead

A structurally supported tire includes a ground contacting annular tread portion, an annular shear band and geodesic ply.... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/22/17 / #20170174005

Non-pneumatic tire with parabolic disks

A structurally supported tire includes a ground contacting annular tread portion, an annular shear band and at least one spoke disk connected to the shear band, wherein the spoke disk has at least one spoke, wherein the spoke extends between an outer ring and an inner ring in a first... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/22/17 / #20170174010

Pneumatic tire with a sealant component

A pneumatic tire has an axis of rotation and comprises two radially inextensible annular bead portions, a carcass having at least one reinforced ply, an air impermeable innerliner extending along an interior of the carcass from one bead portion to the other bead portion, a tread disposed radially outward of... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/22/17 / #20170174013

Integrated tpms module and rfid tag data sharing system in a tire

A standalone tire identification tag and standalone sensor module are mounted to a tire and configured to share and store tire identification and tire parameter-measuring sensor data through a common data sharing interface.... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/22/17 / #20170174017

System for an air maintenance tire assembly

A system is used with a pneumatic tire mounted on a wheel rim to keep the pneumatic tire from becoming underinflated. The first system includes a plurality of pumps attached circumferentially to the wheel rim, each pump having pump parameters, and a control valve for controlling inlet air into a... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/22/17 / #20170174811

Functionalized elastomer containing a boron group

wherein R1 is a covalent bond, phenylene, a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or a combination of one or more phenylene groups and one or more linear or branched alkane diyl groups containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; R2 and R3 are independently... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/22/17 / #20170174873

Tire with tread containing functionalized polybutadiene rubber and reinforcing filler containing precipitated silica

Pneumatic rubber tire intended for heavy duty service having a tread containing a combination of functionalized cis 1,4-polybutadiene rubber and reinforcing filler containing precipitated silica.... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/15/17 / #20170165872

Modified tire sealant mixing device

A mixing and extrusion machine for tire sealant materials of the type comprising: a dump extruder equipped with conical converging twin screws located in a batching chamber, said chamber having a low pressure feeding area and a high pressure ducted area; a removable blind flange for temporarily sealing the outlet... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/15/17 / #20170166002

Structurally supported tire

A structurally supported tire includes a ground contacting annular tread portion, an annular hoop structure for supporting a load on the tire, a means for attachment to a vehicle rim, and a ply structure secured to a first axial limit and extending radially outward and between the hoop structure and... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/15/17 / #20170166009

Structurally supported tire

A structurally supported tire includes a ground contacting annular tread portion, an annular hoop structure for supporting a load on the tire, a means for attachment to a vehicle rim, and a ply structure secured to a first axial limit and extending radially outward and between the hoop structure and... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/15/17 / #20170166017

On-wheel air maintenance system

An air maintenance system includes a rotating inner ring secured to a vehicle wheel, a stationary outer ring maintaining a constant angular position, an occlusion roller rotationally fixed to the stationary outer ring, the occlusion roller having a protruding portion centered axially at a radially outer surface of the occlusion... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/15/17 / #20170166018

On-wheel air maintenance system

An air maintenance system includes a rotating inner ring associated with a vehicle wheel, a stationary outer ring maintaining a constant angular position, the stationary outer ring including ring segments secured together by a plurality of connecting shafts, an occlusion roller rotationally fixed to the stationary outer ring by a... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/15/17 / #20170166019

Tire sensor-based robust road surface roughness classification system and method

A road classification system for determining a road surface condition includes a model having as an input changes in the measured axle vertical acceleration of the vehicle. The model further uses a sensor-measured tire inflation pressure and a tire construction type ascertained from a tire-based identification tag.... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/15/17 / #20170166732

Pneumatic tire

(C) from 30 to 80 phr of a combination of a resin having a Tg of at least 30° C. and an oil, wherein the weight ratio of resin to oil is greater than 1.... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/08/17 / #20170157983

Non-pneumatic tire

A structurally supported tire includes a ground contacting annular tread portion; a shear band, and a connected spoke disk connected to the shear band. The connected spoke disk has two or more circumferential spokes joined together by a connecting web, wherein the spring rate of the connected spoke disk is... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/08/17 / #20170157984

Non-pneumatic tire

A structurally supported tire includes a ground contacting annular tread portion, an annular shear band and at least one spoke disk connected to the shear band, wherein the spoke disk has at least two spokes, wherein each spoke extends between an outer ring and an inner ring, wherein one of... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/08/17 / #20170157990

Pneumatic tire

Disclosed herein is a pneumatic tire having a tread. The tread has a plurality of tread elements separated by at least one groove, the tread elements having a depth as determined from an initial tread surface and the base of the at least one groove. The tread has at least... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

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06/08/17 / #20170157999

Dual tire air maintenance system and method

An air maintenance tire system and method in accordance with the present invention includes an air pumping mechanism configured to maintain air pressure within a first tire and a second tire in a dual tire arrangement. The system includes a control valve assembly attached to an elongate valve stem projecting... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/08/17 / #20170159074

Recombinant microorganisms for the enhanced production of mevalonate, isoprene, isoprenoid precursors, isoprenoids, and acetyl-coa-derived products

The invention features compositions and methods for the increased production of mevalonate, isoprene, isoprenoid precursor molecules, isoprenoids, and/or acetyl-CoA-derived products in recombinant microorganisms by engineering the microorganisms to comprise one or more acetylating proteins such that the expression and/or activity of the one or more acetylating proteins is modulated.... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/01/17 / #20170151737

Method of laser cleaning a tire inner surface, and a tire

The present invention is directed to a method of cleaning an innermost surface of a pneumatic tire, the surface having a residue deposited thereon, comprising the steps of: activating a laser to generate laser radiation; directing a pulse of laser radiation to impinge on an area of the innermost surface,... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

06/01/17 / #20170151740

Method of making a self-sealing tire, and a tire

The present invention is directed to a method of making a self-sealing pneumatic tire, the tire having a tread width and a radially innermost surface having a residue deposited thereon, comprising the steps of: activating a laser to generate laser radiation; directing a pulse of laser radiation to impinge on... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

05/25/17 / #20170144400

Method for manufacturing a single belt/overlay component for a pneumatic tire

A method in accordance with the present invention manufactures a tire with a biaxial monolayer belt component (MBC). The method comprises the steps of: winding a cord continuously about a first drum according to a pre-defined pattern to create a mesh of cords defining a single belt/overlay structure; adjusting the... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

05/25/17 / #20170144485

Bidirectional monobelt construction for a pneumatic tire

A pneumatic tire includes a carcass reinforced by a carcass ply extending from a first bead to a second bead and a belt structure including a first portion and a second portion. The belt structure is disposed radially outward of the carcass ply in a crown portion of the pneumatic... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

05/25/17 / #20170144492

Valve stem-based air maintenance tire and method

An air maintenance tire assembly includes a tire having a tire cavity bounded by first and second sidewalls extending to a tire tread region, air pumping means for generating pressurized air for maintaining air pressure within the tire cavity at a preset pressure level, and a faceted valve housing disposed... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

05/25/17 / #20170144493

Valve stem-based air maintenance tire and method

An air maintenance tire assembly includes a tire having a tire cavity bounded by first and second sidewalls extending to a tire tread region, air pumping means for generating pressurized air for maintaining air pressure within the tire cavity at a preset pressure level, and a valve housing disposed adjacent... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

05/25/17 / #20170145195

Pneumatic tire

(F) from 70 to 130 phr of silica;... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

05/18/17 / #20170140580

System and servicing a damaged vehicle

A method and system to determine a selected service response for servicing a damaged portion of a vehicle using a vehicle technician system. The selected service response is based upon a digital media file acquired with the vehicle technician system and representative of the damaged portion of the vehicle. The... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

05/11/17 / #20170129498

Tire sensor-based robust mileage tracking system and method

A tire tracking system and method for tracking travel mileage experienced by a vehicle tire includes multiple tire-based sensors affixed to the tire generating identified tire-specific operating condition measurements. The tire-specific operating condition measurements include tire temperature, tire air inflation pressure, a tire wear state measurement and a tire load... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

05/11/17 / #20170132580

Method for tracking a tire retread process

A system and method for tracking a tire through a retread process include various checkpoints with networked touch screen computers at each checkpoint. At certain inspection and repair checkpoints the touch screen computers display tire cross section images with multiple different regions. Selecting a region allows a technician to change... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

05/04/17 / #20170120699

Air maintenance tire pumping tube cover strip

An air maintenance tire assembly is provided in which an elongate groove is located within a first sidewall of a tire. The groove forms an elongate channel within the first sidewall and an elongate groove access passage extends from the elongate channel to an access opening located at an outward... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

04/27/17 / #20170113494

Indirect tire wear state prediction system and method

A tire wear state estimation system estimates forces and sliding velocity generated in a tire contact patch, determines frictional energy from the tire force and sliding velocity, and generates an estimate of tire wear state based upon the frictional work done by the tire. A tire wear estimate, pursuant to... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

04/27/17 / #20170113495

Indirect tire wear state estimation system

A tire wear state estimation system includes a vehicle-based sensor for measuring wheel speed of a tire-supporting and first and second features extracted from the wheel speed signal. A data classifier conducts a classification of the first extraction feature data relative to the second extraction feature data by a statistical... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

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04/27/17 / #20170113499

Method of tire state estimation through wheel speed signal feature extraction

A method for estimating a tire state, such as tire wear state, includes utilizing a vehicle-based sensor for measuring a wheel speed of the tire and generating a wheel speed signal, extracting through statistical analysis a first extracted feature such as slip-ratio rate from the wheel speed signal, extracting through... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

04/27/17 / #20170113500

On-wheel air maintenance system

An air maintenance system includes a rotating inner ring secured to a vehicle wheel, a stationary outer ring maintaining a constant angular position relative to a ground surface, a stationary mass secured to the stationary outer ring, a cylinder secured to the rotating inner ring, and a piston secured to... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

04/27/17 / #20170114212

Pneumatic tire

wherein the total amount of resin and oil is less than 70 phr, and the weight ratio of silica to resin is greater than 2.... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

04/13/17 / #20170101108

Method for estimating tire forces from can-bus accessible sensor inputs

A tire state estimation method is provided for estimating normal force, lateral force and longitudinal forces based on CAN-bus accessible sensor inputs, including deploying a normal force estimator generating the normal force estimation from a summation of longitudinal load transfer, lateral load transfer and static normal force using as inputs... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

04/13/17 / #20170101525

Phased rubber composition and tire with tread

The invention relates to a phased rubber composition and tire tread thereof intended for heavy duty service such as for example a truck tire. The phased rubber composition is comprised of the product of blending a first rubber phase comprised of cis 1,4-polybutadiene rubber and reinforcing filler comprised of rubber... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

04/13/17 / #20170102293

Robust tire forces estimation system

A tire state estimation system is provided for estimating normal force, lateral force and longitudinal forces based on CAN-bus accessible sensor inputs; the normal force estimator generating the normal force estimation from a summation of longitudinal load transfer, lateral load transfer and static normal force using as inputs lateral acceleration,... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

03/30/17 / #20170087942

Air maintenance pumping assembly and tire

A tire assembly includes a cured tire having a tire cavity and first and second sidewalls extending respectively from first and second tire bead regions to a tire tread region, the first sidewall having at least one bending region operatively bending within a rolling tire footprint and a sidewall groove... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

03/23/17 / #20170080756

Non-pneumatic tire

A structurally supported tire includes a ground contacting annular tread portion, an annular shear band and two or more spokes.... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

03/16/17 / #20170072652

Tire carcass ply joining apparatus and method

A method forms a butt joint between ends of first and second plies and splices the first and second plies together. The method includes the steps of: positioning a first splice edge of a first ply at a first location; positioning a second splice edge of a second ply at... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

03/16/17 / #20170072752

Air maintenance pump assembly

A pumping assembly keeps a pneumatic tire from becoming underinflated. The pumping assembly includes at least one pump attached to the tire rim, a cam fixed to the gravity mass for maintaining the cam in a fixed position relative to the gravity mass, and rollers for engaging the cam and... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

03/16/17 / #20170073500

Elastomer containing combination of tris(nonyl phenyl) phosphite and tetramethylethylenediamine, preparation and compositions and articles of manufacture thereof

This invention relates to compositions comprised of diene-based elastomers containing an antioxidant comprised of a combination of tris(nonyl phenyl) phosphite (TNPP) and tetramethylethylene diamine (TMEDA). The invention further relates a rubber composition and to a polystyrene composite containing such elastomer compositions. The invention additionally relates to articles of manufacture thereof,... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

03/02/17 / #20170057285

Truck tire with tread composite

The invention relates to a pneumatic rubber truck tire having a circumferential tread of cap/base construction comprised of an outer tread cap rubber layer and an underlying tread base rubber layer. An objective is to promote resistance to internal heat generation while substantially maintaining abrasion resistance for the tread for... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

03/02/17 / #20170057290

Tire ply joint configuration

A method of forming a layer of tire ply is disclosed. A first strip of ply is provided having a plurality of evenly spaced reinforcement cords, having a spacing S, and having a lateral end, wherein the last cord is spaced apart from strip end a distance X, wherein X... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

03/02/17 / #20170057291

Reduced weight aircraft tire

A pneumatic tire having a carcass and a belt reinforcing structure, the belt reinforcing structure comprising: a zigzag belt reinforcing structure formed of a strip of reinforcement cords, the strip of reinforcement cords being inclined at 5 to 30 degrees relative to the centerplane of the tire extending in alternation... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

03/02/17 / #20170057292

Reduced weight aircraft tire

A pneumatic tire having a carcass and a belt reinforcing structure, the belt reinforcing structure comprising: a zigzag belt reinforcing structure formed of a strip of one or more reinforcement cords, the strip of one or more reinforcement cords being inclined at 5 to 30 degrees relative to the centerplane... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

03/02/17 / #20170057307

Method of adhesion of rigid components to a tire

The invention provides a method of mounting a device to a tire so that the device is mounted on a flat surface. The invention includes a shaped rubber patch having a flat mounting surface and a doubly curved lower surface. The shaped rubber patch is mounted inside the tire in... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

03/02/17 / #20170058112

Triglyceride containing solution polymerization prepared styrene/butadiene elastomer and tire with component

This invention relates to vegetable oil extended rubber containing soy oil and tire with a component of such oil extended rubber.... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

02/23/17 / #20170051135

Tire with tread for combination of low temperature performance and for wet traction

This invention relates to a tire with tread for promoting a combination of wet traction and service at low temperatures of a rubber composition containing a styrene/butadiene elastomer, cis 1,4-polybutadiene rubber, liquid high Tg styrene/butadiene polymer, resin and vegetable triglyceride oil.... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

02/16/17 / #20170043520

Methods for layer multiplication co-extrusion of high viscous polymeric material systems

Methods for co-extruding multiple layers of materials, in particular high viscosity elastomer materials, wherein the method allows the use of either rheologically matched or unmatched elastomers. Devices for practicing the methods are disclosed. Multilayer extrudates exhibiting desirable performance can be formed from materials including high and/or low viscosity elastomers.... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

02/16/17 / #20170043629

Pneumatic tire with post cure sealant layer

The present invention is directed to a pneumatic tire comprising a radially outer circumferential rubber tread disposed on a supporting carcass, an inner liner rubber layer radially inwardly disposed on the supporting carcass, and a sealant layer adhered to and disposed inwardly of the rubber inner liner layer as a... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

02/16/17 / #20170043630

Valve stem-based air maintenance tire and method

An air maintenance tire assembly includes a tire having a tire cavity bounded by first and second sidewalls extending to a tire tread region, air pumping means for generating pressurized air for maintaining air pressure within the tire cavity at a preset pressure level, the tire having an elongate valve... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

02/16/17 / #20170043631

Air maintenance pumping assembly and tire

A tire assembly includes: a tire having a pneumatic cavity; first and second sidewalls extending respectively from first and second tire bead regions to a tire tread region, the first sidewall having at least one bending region operatively bending when circumferentially adjacent a rolling tire footprint; a sidewall groove defined... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

02/16/17 / #20170043634

Air maintenance pump

An air maintenance tire assembly includes a tire having a tire cavity bounded by first and second sidewalls extending to a tire tread region and air pumping means for generating pressurized air for maintaining air pressure within the tire cavity at a preset pressure level. The air pumping means includes... The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company








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