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, 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 of the right side thereof;

FIG. 4 is a left side elevational view of the left side thereof; and,

FIG. 5 is an enlarged fragmentary front elevational view thereof.

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

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D320180 September 24, 1991 Diensthuber
D320371 October 1, 1991 Morubayashi
D333452 February 23, 1993 Crano et al.
D347605 June 7, 1994 Loser
D365053 December 12, 1995 White
D365054 December 12, 1995 Faulk
D365789 January 2, 1996 Lassan et al.
D365795 January 2, 1996 Scarpitti et al.
D369135 April 23, 1996 McKisson
5421387 June 6, 1995 Emerson
Other references
  • Cascade Cientra tire, 1995 Tread Design Guide, p. 13, bottom row second from right. Mastercraft Glacier Grip Radial tire, 1995 Tread Design Guide, p. 45, top row second from left.
Patent History
Patent number: D380998
Type: Grant
Filed: Apr 24, 1996
Date of Patent: Jul 15, 1997
Assignee: Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. (Akron, OH)
Inventors: Timothy J. Lassan (Kent, OH), Bill J. Wallet (Marshallville, OH), Joseph F. Molnar (Wadsworth, OH)
Primary Examiner: James Gandy
Assistant Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Attorney: Carmen S. Santa Maria
Application Number: 0/53,540
Current U.S. Class: D12/146
International Classification: 1215;