Pneumatic tire tread and buttress

- Kumho & Co, Inc

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a pneumatic tire tread and buttress showing our new design, it being understood that the tread pattern repeats uniformly throughout the circumference of the tire tread;

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a side elevational view thereof with the opposite side being substantially a mirror image thereof; and,

FIG. 4 is a greatly enlarged fragmentary perspective view thereof.

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

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  • Cooper Discoverer Radial STT Tire, 1997 Tread Design Guide, p. 20, Jan. 1997. Bridgestone M857 Tire, 1997 Tread Design Guide, p. 129, Jan. 1997. Toyo M610Z Tire, 1997 Tread Design Guide, p. 164, Jan. 1997.
Patent History
Patent number: D416838
Type: Grant
Filed: Jan 15, 1999
Date of Patent: Nov 23, 1999
Assignee: Kumho & Co, Inc (Kwangju)
Inventors: Edward P Cercek (Mogadore, OH), Mark D Slingluff (North Canton, OH)
Primary Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Attorneys: Paul E Milliken, Ray L Weber, Lee A Germain
Application Number: 0/99,199
Current U.S. Class: D12/147
International Classification: 1215;