Tire tread

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FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a tire tread, it being understood that the pattern is repeated uniformly throughout the circumference of the tread;

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a side elevational view thereof shown at a reduced scale, the opposite side elevational view being a mirror image thereof; and,

FIG. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary front view thereof.

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

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Other references
  • Starfire Bronco Steel Radial Tire, Tread Design Guide, p. 66 Jan. 1995. Avon AV4 Supervan Tire, Tread Design Guide, p. 77 Jan. 1995. Bridgestone M726 Tire, Tread Design Guide, p. 124 Jan. 1995. Star Steelmark ADF Tire, Tread Design Guide, p. 158 Jan. 1995. Summit S/H Max-Steel Drive Tire, Tread Design Guide, p. 160 Jan. 1995.
Patent History
Patent number: D384608
Type: Grant
Filed: May 14, 1996
Date of Patent: Oct 7, 1997
Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Inventor: Daniel Edward Schuster (North Royalton, OH)
Primary Examiner: James Gandy
Assistant Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Attorney: T. P. Lewandowski
Application Number: 0/54,409
Current U.S. Class: D12/146
International Classification: 1215;