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 side elevational view thereof, the opposite side elevational view being identical thereto; and,

FIG. 4 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 dark stippled surface shading represents the recessed portion of the tread grooves, having the depth shown in FIG. 2.


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

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D312231 November 20, 1990 Guspodin
D383423 September 9, 1997 Galante et al.
D421582 March 14, 2000 Dumigan et al.
D440529 April 17, 2001 Lassan et al.
D458583 June 11, 2002 Villamizar
Foreign Patent Documents
M 93 08 066 September 1994 DE
Other references
  • Hankook Opti-Euro 884 Tire, 2001 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 2001, p. 38. 3/1.
Patent History
Patent number: D477565
Type: Grant
Filed: Jun 4, 2002
Date of Patent: Jul 22, 2003
Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Inventors: Roland Andre Terver (Bissen), Percy Anthony LeMaire (Arlon), Andre Hardy (Arlon), Michel Marguerite Walther Ghislain Constant (Bastogne)
Primary Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Attorney, Agent or Law Firm: David L. King
Application Number: 29/161,822
Current U.S. Class: Straight Sides (D12/590)
International Classification: 1215;