Tire tread


FIG. 1 is a 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 side elevational view of the right side thereof, the opposite side being identical; and,

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

The broken lines defining the tire inner bead and the peripheral boundary between the tire bead and the sidewall are for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed design.

The dark stippled surface shading represents the recessed portion of the tread grooves, having a depth as best shown in FIG. 2.

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D253644 December 11, 1979 Peron
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Foreign Patent Documents
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Other references
  • Seiberling Falcon Sport Radial Tire, 1995 Tread Design Guide, p. 62, Jan. 1995. Ultra-Tech Radial GT Tire, 1995 Tread Design Guide, p. 71, Jan. 1995. Goodyear Workhorse Radial Tire, 1995 Tread Design Guide, p. 95, Jan. 1995.
Patent History
Patent number: D390517
Type: Grant
Filed: Feb 28, 1997
Date of Patent: Feb 10, 1998
Assignee: Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. (Akron, OH)
Inventors: James G. Guspodin (Akron, OH), Joseph F. Molnar (Wadsworth, OH)
Primary Examiner: James Gandy
Assistant Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Attorney: Carmen S. Santa Maria
Application Number: 0/68,073
Current U.S. Class: D12/147
International Classification: 1215;