Tread of a tire


FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the tread of a tire of the present invention, it being understood that the pattern is repeated uniformly throughout the circumference of the tread; and,

FIG. 2 is an elevational view of the tire tread shown in FIG. 1.

The broken line showing the tire inner bead and sidewall in FIG. 1 is for illustrative purposes only and forms no part of the claimed design.

In the drawings, the dark stippled surface shading represents the recessed portion of the tread grooves, having a depth as best shown in FIG. 2.

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  • Continental Conti Sport Contact Tire, 1998 Tread Design Guide, p. 19. 1/2, Jan. 1998. Federal Super Steel 635 Tire, 1998 Tread Design Guide, p. 28. 4/4, Jan. 1998. GT Tire Champiro-65 Tire, 1998 Tread Design Guide, p. 36. 1/5, Jan. 1998. Merit Signet DH 65 Tire, 1998 Tread Design Guide, p. 48. 1/3, Jan. 1998. Telstar Turbostar HR Tire, 1998 Tread Design Guide, p. 72. 2/2, Jan. 1998.
Patent History
Patent number: D432956
Type: Grant
Filed: Jan 6, 2000
Date of Patent: Oct 31, 2000
Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique, S.A. (Granges-Paccot)
Inventor: Joel Ricquet (Riom)
Primary Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Law Firm: Baker Botts, L.L.P.
Application Number: 0/116,586
Current U.S. Class: D12/141
International Classification: 1215;