Tread of a tire

- Michelin & Cie

FIG. 1 is an elevational view of a tread of a tire embodying my new design, it being understood that the tread pattern repeats uniformly throughout the circumference of the tire; and,

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the tire tread shown in FIG. 1.

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

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D323801 February 11, 1992 Kajita
D340896 November 2, 1993 Kernen
D347607 June 7, 1994 Montag et al.
D350507 September 13, 1994 Helluin
Foreign Patent Documents
890844 July 1989 FRX
5178014 July 1993 JPX
Other references
  • Goodyear Eagle RS/A Tire, Goodyear Performance Tire Brochure #700-862-918-051, Oct. 1995. Tread Design Guide 1995, p. 47, Michelin MXV4 (VR & HR Rated) and Michelin MX4. Tread Design Guide 1995, p. 39, Kleber C 701H, C 651H, C 601H.
Patent History
Patent number: D391907
Type: Grant
Filed: Mar 11, 1997
Date of Patent: Mar 10, 1998
Assignee: Michelin & Cie (Clermont-Ferrand)
Inventor: Gilbert Gauthier (Cournon-D'Auvergne)
Primary Examiner: James Gandy
Assistant Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Law Firm: Baker & Botts
Application Number: 0/67,541
Current U.S. Class: D12/147
International Classification: 1215;