Tire tread


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

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a right side elevational view thereof, the opposite side being a mirror image thereof; and,

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

The broken line showing of the tire sidewall in the drawing is for illustrative purposes only and forms no part of the claimed design.

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Patent History
Patent number: D368451
Type: Grant
Filed: Oct 6, 1994
Date of Patent: Apr 2, 1996
Assignee: Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. (Akron, OH)
Inventors: Bill J. Wallet (Marshallville, OH), John J. Regallis (Akron, OH), Bradley J. Wurst (Norton, OH)
Primary Examiner: James M. Gandy
Attorney: Carmen S. Santa Maria
Application Number: 0/29,483
Current U.S. Class: D12/147