Patent Number: 6,429,245

Title: Tire tread with elastomers of spatially defined Tg's

Abstract: The invention relates to a tire with a tread. The tread is composed of at least two defined elastomers having Tg's spaced apart by at least 55.degree. C. to the exclusion of elastomers having Tg's between -30.degree. and -85.degree. C. The tread composition can be reinforced with either carbon black or a combination of carbon black and silica reinforcing fillers.

Inventors: Francik; William Paul (Bath, OH), Blok; Edward John (Wadsworth, OH), Sandstrom; Paul Harry (Tallmadge, OH), Verthe; John Joseph Andre (Kent, OH), Zanzig; David John (Uniontown, OH), Halasa; Adel Farhan (Bath, OH)

Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

International Classification: B60C 1/00 (20060101); C08L 9/06 (20060101); C08L 9/00 (20060101); C08K 005/24 ()

Expiration Date: 08/06/2010