Decorative band for a tire sidewall


FIG. 1 is an elevational view of a decorative band for a tire sidewall, showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a partial enlarged elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a partial cross-sectional view taken along lines 3--3 of the decorative band of the sidewall in FIG. 2, it being understood that the pattern is repeated about the circumference of the sidewall; and,

FIG. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective view of a portion thereof.

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Patent History
Patent number: D379167
Type: Grant
Filed: Jun 29, 1995
Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Inventors: John S. Attinello (Hartville, OH), Samuel P. Landers (Uniontown, OH)
Primary Examiner: James M. Gandy
Assistant Examiner: Stacia Sinuik
Attorney: David L. King
Application Number: 0/40,875
Current U.S. Class: D12/152
International Classification: 1215;