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 view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a right side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a left side elevational view thereof; and,

FIG. 5 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.


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

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
5002109 March 26, 1991 Shepler et al.
D324839 March 24, 1992 Maxwell et al.
D328443 August 4, 1992 Maxwell et al.
D347815 June 14, 1994 Montag et al.
D347816 June 14, 1994 Maxwell et al.
D409959 May 18, 1999 Maxwell
D451442 December 4, 2001 Maxwell
Other references
  • Yokohamna Parada Tire, 2000 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 2000, p. 74. 4/3.
Patent History
Patent number: D473842
Type: Grant
Filed: Sep 27, 2002
Date of Patent: Apr 29, 2003
Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Inventor: Billy Joe Ratliff, Jr. (Clinton, OH)
Primary Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Attorney, Agent or Law Firm: David L. King
Application Number: 29/168,188