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

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a right side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a left side elevational view thereof; and,

FIG. 5 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective view.

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

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  • Kumho V700 Victoracer Tire, 1998 Tread Design Guide, p. 42. 1/1, Jan. 1998. Pirelli P Zero System Tire, 1998 Tread Design Guide, p. 59. 1/5, Jan. 1998. Yokohama A008 Tire, 1998 Tread Design Guide, p. 77. 2/4, Jan. 1998.
Patent History
Patent number: D423422
Type: Grant
Filed: Jun 22, 1999
Date of Patent: Apr 25, 2000
Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Inventors: Mark Henry Seloover (Clinton, OH), Eric John Marazzi (Akron, OH), Christine Ann Demagall (Medina, OH), Michael Joseph Weber (Mogadore, OH)
Primary Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Attorney: T P Lewandowski
Application Number: 0/106,831
Current U.S. Class: D12/146
International Classification: 1215;