Patent Number: 6,166,108

Title: Preparation of reinforced elastomer, elastomer composite and tire having component thereof

Abstract: Preparation of an elastomer which contains a dispersion of filler reinforcement by forming a filler reinforcement in situ within the 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 and in situ formed filler reinforcement. A tire having a component of is such rubber composition, particularly a tire tread, is specifically contemplated.

Inventors: Materne; Thierry Florent Edme (Fairlawn, OH), Agostini; Giorgio (Colmar-Berg, LU), Thielen; Georges Marcel Victor (Ettelbruck, LU)

Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

International Classification: C08J 3/21 (20060101); C08L 21/00 (20060101); C08J 3/20 (20060101); C08K 5/00 (20060101); C08K 5/548 (20060101); C08K 009/06 (); C08K 003/34 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013