Tire tread

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FIG. 1 is a side perspective view of a tire tread showing our new design, it being understood that the tread pattern is repeated throughout the circumference of the tire tread, the opposite side being the same as that shown;

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a side elevational view of the right side thereof, the opposite side being identical thereto; and,

FIG. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary front elevational view thereof.

The broken lines defining the tire sidewall and inner bead are for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed design.


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

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D354028 January 3, 1995 Hutz
D368451 April 2, 1996 Wallet et al.
D369764 May 14, 1996 Himuro et al.
D380710 July 8, 1997 McKisson
D383422 September 9, 1997 Kunos et al.
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D394622 May 26, 1998 Guspodin et al.
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D412470 August 3, 1999 Downey
Other references
  • Avon CR338 Tire, 1999 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 1999, p. 13. 2/2.
  • Goodyear Conquest GA Tire, 1999 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 1999, p. 35. 35.
  • Yokohama Avid Touring Tire, 1999 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 1999, p. 78. 4/2.
  • Yokohama Tire Ad, right illustration, Modern Tire Dealer Magazine, Jan. 1999, p. 53.
Patent History
Patent number: D455378
Type: Grant
Filed: Oct 6, 2000
Date of Patent: Apr 9, 2002
Assignee: Bridgestone/Firestone Research, Inc. (Akron, OH)
Inventors: Bill J. Wallet (Marshallville, OH), John J. Regallis (Akron, OH), Bradley J. Wurst (Orrville, OH), James G. Guspodin (Akron, OH)
Primary Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Attorney, Agent or Law Firms: Thomas R. Kingsbury, Michael Sand, John H. Hornickel
Application Number: 29/130,783
Current U.S. Class: D12/147
International Classification: 1215;