Michelin has filed a patent for a heavy-duty vehicle tire tread design that balances resistance to stony ground and grip on muddy terrain. The tread features five rows separated by cuts, with specific dimensions and arrangements for optimal performance. Each row includes blocks separated by cuts, enhancing traction and durability. GlobalData’s report on Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, Anti-skid tyre treads was a key innovation area identified from patents. Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin's grant share as of January 2024 was 60%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Tire tread for heavy-duty vehicles with improved grip

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240034096A1) describes a unique tread design for tires intended for heavy-duty vehicles. The tread features blocks arranged in rows along a longitudinal direction, with cuts separating the blocks. These cuts can be grooves or sipes, with specific dimensions and arrangements. The tread comprises five rows separated by longitudinal cuts, with each row having a specific configuration of transverse cuts. The design includes outer longitudinal cuts positioned in relation to the median plane of the tread, inner longitudinal cuts, and ventilation cavities to enhance performance.

Furthermore, the patent application includes specific claims related to the positioning and dimensions of the cuts within the tread design. These claims outline the optimal distances, widths, and depths of the cuts to ensure the desired performance characteristics of the tire. The design aims to improve traction, stability, and overall durability of the tire, especially when used in heavy-duty vehicles. The patent application also extends to the inclusion of the unique tread design in a complete tire for heavy-duty vehicles, emphasizing the importance of the tread pattern in enhancing the tire's performance under challenging conditions.

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