Tire tread


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

FIG. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary plan view of the tread pattern of FIG. 1 showing my new design.

The broken line disclosure of a tire sidewall and inner bead is for illustrative purposes only and forms no part of the claimed design.

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D65630 September 1924 Braender
D333452 February 23, 1993 Crano et al.
D354028 January 3, 1995 Hurz
D362219 September 12, 1995 McKisson
D368451 April 2, 1996 Wallet et al.
Foreign Patent Documents
818673 September 1991 JPX
860313 February 1993 JPX
Other references
  • Visa VS611, 1994 Tread Design Guide, p. 67, top row, second from left. Hankook Tire advertisement, Modern Tire Dealer Magazine, Jan. 1994, p. 37. Michelin MX4 tire advertisement, Tire Review Magazine, Apr. 1994, p. 17. Tread Design Guide 1991, p. 12 Avon Cr-228. Tread Design Guide 1991, p. 26 Dunlop GT Qualifier S. Tread Design Guide 1995, p. 54 Nokia NRT.
Patent History
Patent number: D380710
Type: Grant
Filed: May 15, 1995
Date of Patent: Jul 8, 1997
Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A. (Granges-Paccot)
Inventor: Eileen Ann McKisson (Richfield, OH)
Primary Examiner: James M. Gandy
Assistant Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Attorneys: Robert R. Reed, Russell W. Warnock
Application Number: 0/38,823
Current U.S. Class: D12/147
International Classification: 1215;