Tire tread

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FIG. 1 is a 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 perspective 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
D324842 March 24, 1992 Covert et al.
D370440 June 4, 1996 Kuwazima et al.
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D383422 September 9, 1997 Kunos et al.
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Other references
  • Centennial Radial Traction Tire, 1999 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 1999, p. 19. 3/4.*
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  • Sigma Power King Tadial Traction Tire, 1999 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 1999, p. 116. 2/2.
Patent History
Patent number: D455986
Type: Grant
Filed: Aug 28, 2000
Date of Patent: Apr 23, 2002
Assignee: Bridgestone/Firestone Research, Inc. (Akron, OH)
Inventor: William B. Allison (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)
Primary Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Attorney, Agent or Law Firms: Thomas R. Kingsbury, Michael Sand, John H. Hornickel
Application Number: 29/128,667
Current U.S. Class: D12/147
International Classification: 1215;