Tire tread


FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a tire tread showing my new tire tread design, it being understood that the tire tread has a pattern repeated over the outer circumference and shoulder of a tire, the opposite side being the same as that illustrated; and,

FIG. 2 is a enlarged fragmentary front elevation view of the tire tread thereof.

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

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D339778 September 28, 1993 Himuiro et al.
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Other references
  • Gillette Sprint G/T Radial Tire, 1996 Tread Design Guide, p. 31, Feb. 1996. Tread Design Guide, 1991, p. 40, Kleber C4T. Tread Design Guide, 1996, p. 12, Bridgestone Turanza H. Tread Design Guide, 1996, p. 49, Michelin MX 4. Tread Design Guide, 1997, p. 26, Duralon Vertex IV. Tread Design Guide, 1997, p. 51, Michelin Energy MXV4.
Patent History
Patent number: D412470
Type: Grant
Filed: Jul 14, 1998
Date of Patent: Aug 3, 1999
Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique, S.A.
Inventor: William Alexander Downey (Simpsonville, SC)
Primary Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Attorneys: Alan A. Csontos, Robert R. Reed
Application Number: 0/90,665
Current U.S. Class: D12/141; D12/146
International Classification: 1215;