Tire tread

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FIG. 1 is a side perspective view of a tire tread showing my 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 and the peripheral boundary between the tire tread and 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.

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D349673 August 16, 1994 Seimiya et al.
D368451 April 2, 1996 Wallet et al.
D369764 May 14, 1996 Himuro et al.
D369766 May 14, 1996 Wakamatsu et al.
D380710 July 8, 1997 McKisson
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Other references
  • Aurora Radial 868 Tire, 1999 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 1999, p. 13. 1/2.*
  • Bridgestone Turanza H Tire, 1999 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 1999, p. 15. 3/3.
Patent History
Patent number: D455379
Type: Grant
Filed: Dec 14, 2000
Date of Patent: Apr 9, 2002
Assignee: Bridgestone/Firestone Research, Inc. (Akron, OH)
Inventor: 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: 29/134,140
Current U.S. Class: D12/147
International Classification: 1215;