Tire tread

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Description

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 sidewall and inner bead and the peripheral boundary between the tire tread and the sidewall are for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed design.

Claims

The ornamental Design for a tire tread, as shown and described.

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Patent History
Patent number: D451437
Type: Grant
Filed: Aug 21, 2000
Date of Patent: Dec 4, 2001
Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Inventors: Kevin Alan Reid (Asheville, NC), Louis Ernest Zurita (Copley, OH)
Primary Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Attorney, Agent or Law Firm: David L. King
Application Number: 29/128,232
Classifications
Current U.S. Class: D12/141
International Classification: 1215;