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 C. to the exclusion of elastomers having Tg's between and 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