Tire tread and buttress


FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a tire tread and buttress showing our new design, it being understood that the pattern is repeated throughout the circumference of the tread and buttress, the opposite side being substantially the same as that shown;

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a fragmentary side elevational view thereof; and,

FIG. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary front elevational view thereof.

The broken lines shown in FIGS. 1 and 3 of the drawing are for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed design.

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D308659 June 19, 1990 Brayer
4702292 October 27, 1987 Brayer
Other references
  • 1990 Tread Desien Guide, p. 33, Firestone Firehawk FTX Tire, third row down from top, right side of page. 1990 Tread Design Guide, p. 48, Michelin Sport EPX Plus Tire, second row down from top, second tire in from left side of page. 1990 Tread Design Guide, p. 73, Uniroyal Rallye GTS Tire, second row down from top, center of page.
Patent History
Patent number: D338180
Type: Grant
Filed: Mar 27, 1991
Date of Patent: Aug 10, 1993
Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Inventors: Rudy E. Consolacion (Copley, OH), Randall R. Brayer (Uniontown, OH), John K. Clark (Copley, OH), Robert A. Stella (Union Lake, MI)
Primary Examiner: James M. Gandy
Attorney: T. P. Lewandowski
Application Number: 7/676,225
Current U.S. Class: D12/147