Tire tread


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 side elevational view thereof, the opposite side elevational view being identical thereto; and,

FIG. 4 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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Patent History
Patent number: D426178
Type: Grant
Filed: Aug 24, 1999
Date of Patent: Jun 6, 2000
Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Inventors: Michael Joseph Weber (Mogadore, OH), Kevin Alan Reid (Asheville, NC)
Primary Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Attorney: T P Lewandowski
Application Number: 0/109,857
Current U.S. Class: D12/146; D12/143
International Classification: 1303;