Tire tread

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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 thereof;

FIG. 3 is a side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective view; and,

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of an alternative embodiment thereof.

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.


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

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Patent History
Patent number: D453729
Type: Grant
Filed: May 18, 2001
Date of Patent: Feb 19, 2002
Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Inventors: Christine Ann Demagall (Medina, OH), Mark Henry Seloover (Clinton, OH), Michael Joseph Weber (Mogadore, OH)
Primary Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Attorney, Agent or Law Firm: David E. Wheeler
Application Number: 29/142,171
Current U.S. Class: Straight Sides (D12/523)
International Classification: 1215;